Summary: France - Netherlands 0:4 (Sport1)
The French team proved in a big way that it recovered from the World Cup final in Qatar last December.
In Kylian Mbappe's first game as captain, the world runner-up ran over the Netherlands 0:4 at home, in a game in which they doubled their lead eight minutes after the opening whistle and went up an incredible 0:3 in the 22nd minute.
It was also Kylian Mbappe's first game as the captain of the tricolor team, and he was the one who set up Antoine Griezmann's lead in the second minute and added a brace in the 22nd and 88th minutes, when in between the defender Dayo Opemkanu also joined the celebration on the way to the crushing 0:4 over the Netherlands. who arrived in a squad with no trace of the virus that attacked the Orange camp and disabled a number of significant players in Ronald Koeman's squad who made a disappointing debut.
Cooked to his deputy after two minutes.
Captain Mbappe (Photo: GettyImages, Marcel ter Bals/BSR Agency)
In France, in the last few days, Griezmann's great disappointment was dealt with that Mbappe was elected captain before him, but the morning after the match, they only talked about the fact that Mbappe once again proved his status as the team's best player.
The 24-year-old star overtook Karim Benzema and became the fifth scorer in French history thanks to his 38 goals in 67 appearances.
Benzema, by the way, only had 13 goals at Mbappe's age, the legendary Thierry Henry and Michel Platini also scored only 11 goals each for France under the age of 24. Mbappe appeared for an
interview after the match and said: "All week we had that we cannot disappoint the fans and we wanted to continue What we did in the World Cup in Qatar, except for what happened in the final game. This is only the first step and there are many more games at home. I was just doing my job, trying to help the team win. I'm trying to bring more and I'm happy today it worked, but it's really just the beginning." .
Didier Deschamps, who chose Mbappe as his new captain, added: "The captain's film won't change anything for him. Kylian tries to be involved and has a lot of fun, he makes tremendous efforts for France and like all the players he had an excellent game today. He always has the desire to play well And forever, like all of us."
Orlian Tshoumani also praised his teammate: "He had a great start and a great finish. He scored, defended, shared with his teammates and helped us a lot, as always. I can't tell you what he told us as the new captain before the game, but he He asked everyone to come up with the right attitude."
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