Kylian Mbappe was probably the best player in the World Cup final. The Frenchman scored 3 goals and was close to leading his team to the throne. Nevertheless, the penalties decided that Leo Messi and the team won the trophy. Many are sad about Mbappe, who was close to another trophy.
The young Frenchman sent a short message to his fans on Twitter. "We will return."- Kylian Mbappe wrote. Didier Deschamps is personally sad because they scored 2 goals right before the end of the match. Deschamps felt that it could have been a crucial moment.
"It gives still more regrets," he said, as quoted by eurosport.com. "At 2-0, if we concede a third goal, there's nothing to say. We haven't done what was needed for nearly an hour.
Argentina was much stronger and the French could not impose their pace.
The French focused the whole game around Kylian Mbappe and his magic. They lacked team play. "Afterwards, with lots of courage, quality too and energy, we forced them right back into the corner, and then that counts for what? One chance in the 120th minute, a shot into the goalkeeper's feet." The French were close to returning to the match.
Twice they came back into the match when no one expected it, but Deschamps believes that the fans were an important element in Argentina's victory. "Then, the penalty shootout, which is always difficult when we are not on the good side [facing the Argentina fans].
In this World Cup, we have shown proof of lots of quality and energy.
In this match, we came back from nowhere. When we come back from nowhere, when we catch up, when we touch something and it escapes us, it's even harder to digest. But it's like that, we have to accept it."