Football News Update – Euro 2024, Champions League, FIFA World Cup, and More

In a surprising turn of events, French legend Emmanuel Petit has questioned the performances of Kylian Mbappe, the newly appointed captain of the French national team, during their campaign at Euro 2024.

Despite being one of the tournament favorites, France’s start has been lackluster. They finished second in Group B after a draw against Poland on Monday, allowing Austria to claim the top spot. This means Didier Deschamps’ side will face a tougher route to the final.

Mbappe, who missed the second match against the Netherlands due to a broken nose, scored his first European Championship goal from the penalty spot against Poland. However, talkSPORT pundit Petit did not hold back in his criticism of the Real Madrid superstar.

“He is taking all the limelight in the dressing room and outside as well. There is a team with and without Kylian Mbappe, and he loves being under the limelight as well.”

Petit went on to suggest that Mbappe’s enjoyment with the national team is different from his time at Paris Saint-Germain, and that some players have expressed annoyance at the forward taking up too much space in the dressing room and outside.

“For me, Kylian Mbappe is probably the best player in the team, and the team is behind him. But as a leader, he hasn’t responded in the best way on the pitch,” Petit added.

The 25-year-old Mbappe, who is in the hunt for the Ballon d’Or at the end of the year, has often shone for France at international tournaments, scoring 12 goals in 14 appearances at the World Cup. However, his performances at Euro 2024 so far have been lackluster, with Petit expecting much more from the forward.

As France continue their quest for glory at Euro 2024, all eyes will be on Mbappe to raise his game and lead his team to success. talkSPORT will be providing live commentary of every game at the tournament, so be sure to tune in for all the latest updates and reactions.

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