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Deschamps says Mbappe can't be happy with France performances

Wed 31 March 2021 | 10:32

According to head coach, Didier Deschamps, Kylian Mbappe can't be happy with his accomplishments in France's opening two World Cup 2022 qualifiers.

The PSG striker played for 77 minutes of the 1-1 tie against Ukraine and more than half an hour in the 2-0 win against Kazakhstan without scoring.


's goalscoring record with Monaco and PSG has not been equaled at the international level, having notched 16 goals in 41 matches for Les Bleus.

However, Deschamps does not expect the 22-year-old to be low on confidence.

"He cannot be satisfied with what he has done so far,"

Deschamps spoke before Wednesday's tour to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

"He was not very leggy in the first game. He was much better off against Kazakhstan and had chances. Of course, he wants to score more goals and create them."



replied when asked if the penalty miss against Kazakhstan has affected Mbappe: "No, I don't feel it has. It happens to everyone. 

"I know Kylian well. He can, over a match or a period of time, have a spell of efficiency that is a little less good than usual."

Deschamps is spoiled for choice in terms of options across the field, not least in attack where Ousmane Dembele and Kingsley Coman are fighting for a starting point.

"They are players somewhat in the same profile – yet they are not the same,"




"They are both dribblers capable of taking opponents out of the game."

Mbappe is another fitness doubt for France after hobbling off against Kazakhstan, but Deschamps is not ruling the Manchester United forward out of the Bosnia match.

"Anthony has a little problem with his knee, but we cannot make a decision on his inclusion today,"




"He is not at his best and will not participate in the training session tonight, but we will take stock tomorrow."



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