Lizarazu tackles Mbappé
Kylian Mbappé’s attitude with the France team was not always to the liking of Bixente Lizarazu …
Kylian Mbappé lived a real nightmare at Euro 2020. If he has often been the most dangerous tricolor striker, he nonetheless finished with a terrible zero points. Despite 32 balls played in the area and no less than 24 shots, including eight in the only match against Switzerland – all out of target – the former Monegasque did not score a single goal. A dearth to which we must obviously add his missed shot against Switzerland. A failure which precipitated the loss of the Blues.
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Himself guilty of a failure during the penalty shootout in the quarter-final of the 1998 World Cup, which remained inconsequential, Bixente Lizarazu obviously does not hold it against him. The former left-back, on the other hand, was much more critical of his behavior, especially with regard to Olivier Giroud after the little sentence of the Gunners player about the balls that did not arrive after the match against Bulgaria .
» There are little sentences that are not necessary and I think that when you want to be a leader, you have to be unifying and think collectively “, He thus launched. A well-felt tackle which is not the first of the Basque to the star of PSG. » What it lacks to become unifier like others is to reason and communicate more collectively. The leader must take care of his partners. One day, it is your goalkeeper who will save you, another your defender or even maybe the last of the substitutes. You never win alone », He then wrote on the same theme in the columns of The team, before adding: » It’s up to him to think about his partners. «
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