France head coach Didier Deschamps has mocked PSG manager Luis Enrique for his criticism of Kylian Mbappe.
French Superstar Kylian Mbappe reached his 300-goal career milestone, after completing his 17th career hat-trick in France’s record-breaking 14-0 against Gibraltar on Saturday. Mbappe reached the milestone faster than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The 24-year-old Mbappe also has scored 15 goals in 15 games in all competitions for PSG. After he scored a hat-trick against Reims last weekend, PSG manager Luis Enrique said he still is not happy with Mbappe and wants more from him.
Enrique said: “I am not very happy with Kylian [Mbappe] today. Why? Because managers are so strange. About goals, I don’t have to say anything, but I think he can help the team more in a different way. I told that to him first (before you) because it’s not a private conversation. We think Kylian is one of the best players in the world. No doubt. But we need more and we want him doing more things.”
After France’s historic win, Deschamps defended Mbappe and mocked Enrique for his criticism of the Les Bleus captain.
Deschamps told RMC: “I expect more from him. In his role as captain, he is perfect. He is an extraordinary player. Everything. He can bring in serenity to the group, not only on the field.”
France will face Greece in their final Euro 2024 qualifier on Tuesday night.