Didier Deschamps obviously did not appreciate the controversy born of the presence of Kylian Mbappé with the Blues despite his thigh injury, the Parisian striker having finally played the last half hour against Sweden.
Expected to start the last meeting against Sweden, Tuesday, at the Stade de France, Kylian Mbappé finally started on the bench and had to wait for the hour of play to have a say. And after more than two weeks spent treating his painful thigh, it is with a smile that the French world champion entered the lawn of the Stade de France to replace Marcus Thuram.
And the former Monegasque did not lag behind to stand out. Very active in the left lane, he indeed delivered a marvel of center for Olivier Giroud on the third tricolor goal. And this before clearing a little more the Swedish goal, deserted by the keeper thanks to a call while Kingsley coman rushed off in counterattack in the final moments of the meeting.
Kylian Mbappé’s performance was obviously closely scrutinized from the PSG three days away from a perilous trip to Monaco and eight days of the crucial meeting facing Leipzig in the Champions League. Didier Deschamps also had a message for all those who stepped up to the plate after his summons to the France team despite his thigh injury.
“Everything went well with Kylian, did not fail to underline Didier Deschamps at a press conference. He will return to his club, available, fresh. I have the impression that when it comes to the France team, we are not able to take care of it. We did things gradually, in relation to his feelings. “And Didier Deschamps to continue by emphasizing the work of the French staff. “The medical staff, with the physical trainer Cyril Moine, did a big, big job to allow him to be cured, on the ground today and at the disposal of his club from tomorrow”, he said added.
Didier Deschamps also insisted on the precautions taken with the Parisian striker. “It was not possible against Portugal, when he wanted to. I had a choice to make in relation to playing time, he added. It’s been 18 days. We took the time to preheat it. He warmed up much longer than the 15 minutes if he had warmed up in the 46th minute. He warmed up in the locker room, then after. He was good, he had good feelings. He made an assist. He regains the pleasure of the game. Now he will find his club. And I think they have a game fairly quickly, at the end of the week, like other players elsewhere. “