Video: ‘Nobody Blames Him’ – Didier Deschamps Discusses the Missed Penalty Kick by Kylian Mbappé

The France national team crashed out in the UEFA Euros Round of 16 in a disappointing fashion. After following behind 1-0 to Switzerland, Les Bleus would score three unanswered goals to go up 3-1. However, the Swiss came back to tie it 3-3, forcing extra time. 

Following 30 more minutes, the two teams couldn’t decide a winner, and it went to a penalty kick shootout. All nine shots when in, and it was up to Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé to extend it the shootout, but Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer would make to save, eliminating France. 

After the match, France national team manager Didier Deschamps discussed the missed penalty kick by Mbappé to the media, where Canal Supporters relayed his comments.

“[Mbappé] was expected. Even if he didn’t score, he was often decisive in the goals we scored. He takes responsibility for shooting during the session. Nobody blames him. We spoke with the players; we know the strength of this group, this solidarity. 

“Today, it hurts; there is a lot of sadness. If we stop, it is because we did not deserve more. This European Championship is challenging. Today, we are among those who come home like the vice-world champion and the last European champion. It hurts, but you have to accept it.”

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