Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe appeared in both of the French national team’s 2022 World Cup qualifying fixtures so far over the ongoing international break. Mbappe did not have his best performances as he failed to score against both Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Over both matches, Mbappe totaled for three shots on target and a penalty attempt. Still, the French forward could not find the back of the net.
French national team manager Didier Deschamps is not necessarily concerned with Mbappe’s recent play. However, Deschamps does see that Mbappe could offer more to the team with his attacking play.
At a pre-match press conference ahead of the match against Bosnia & Herzegovina, Deschamps spoke (via Le Figaro) about Mbappe’s recent play.
“He cannot be satisfied with what he has done,” Deschamps said. “He had a first game where he was not very comfortable. The half hour against Kazakhstan where he had situations, but he did not have the efficiency. But like all attackers, he wants to score, to score.
“You can have a good game and the other less well, it has happened to other players. I know Kylian well and the ability he has. But like other players, he can have a period of effectiveness which is a little less good.”
It sure would be key if Mbappe were to orchestrate a top performance in the key fixture against Bosnia & Herzegovina considering that he will be taking part in PSG’s upcoming matches against Lille OSC and Bayern Munich.
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