Special Envoy to Athens
Last Tuesday, in Clairefontaine, night fell and the cold froze the small crowd around the pitch of the Pierre-Pibarot stadium. The clock is almost 19 p.m. and Kylian Mbappé, with dark eyes and clenched jaw, is the first to leave the pitch. Angry and eager to run to the shower. The reason for his bad days? The captain of Les Bleus has just lost the opposition against a team composed of Giroud, Griezmann, Fofana and Upamecano, who are kindly giving him a good treat. This scene is part of the daily life of the France team. And testifies to one thing: the spirit of perpetual winning that transpires in Mbappé at every moment. A simple exercise, an opposition, a board game - we're not even talking about an official match - it doesn't matter, the third top scorer in the history of the national team (46 goals, 74 caps) wants to win. All the time. Glutton.
If he could take a breather, this Tuesday evening, in Athens (20:45 p.m., TF1), to...
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