Kylian Mbappe led the way in the France national team’s 4-0 win over the Netherlands on Friday, which was the first match of the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying round for both sides.
In his first match since being named France’s new captain, Mbappe starred with two goals against the Netherlands, and he also chipped in with an assist in the contest. He managed to record at least three goal contributions in a match for the first time since PSG’s 3-0 victory over Olympique de Marseille last month.
Mbappe’s first goal of the contest came courtesy of an assist from Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, who was left impressed with the Paris Saint-Germain forward’s performance on the day.
“Kylian was great from start to finish,” Tchouameni said after the match. “He made his teammates play, he scored goals, he defended, he helped us as he always does.”
Tchouameni also revealed that Mbappe touched base with the France squad before the fixture, and the PSG star called for each player to “have the same state of mind.”
France will next be in action on Monday with a Euro 2024 qualifying matchup against Ireland.