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World Cup – foreign journalists under the spell of Mbappé: "He creates the unexpected"


Journalists present in Qatar to follow the 2022 World Cup are full of praise for Kylian Mbappé, star striker of the France team.

There is the France team, and there is Kylian Mbappé.

Elected man of the match three times in four games at the 2022 World Cup, the 24-year-old striker, author of a double in the round of 16 against Poland (3-1), amazes the planet.

Including the foreign journalists we interviewed in Qatar.


You may have the impression that he is just walking on the beach and doing nothing, but the next moment he scores, like against Poland

," said Ukrainian journalist Serhii Zakharchenko.

It's like he has two sides, two personalities.


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One of his Senegalese colleagues, Ibrahima Mbengue, judges "

downright insane

" what Mbappé does at his age, he who had revealed himself to the eyes of the world at the 2018 World Cup. "

He creates the unexpected for spectators and goalkeepers" ,

underlines the journalist from Senegal, where we “know well” the Paris Saint-Germain striker:

“We see him regularly in Senegal, with PSG or France.

He also has African origins.

We like him in Senegal.

PSG has a lot of supporters there… after OM.

But it is very popular.


With 5 goals in 4 matches, Kylian Mbappé is the top scorer of the 2022 World Cup ahead of eight other players with 3 goals, including his teammate Olivier Giroud.

He will be expected in the quarter-final against England this Saturday (8 p.m.).

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Source: lefigaro

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