In his first public remark since France’s heartbreaking World Cup final loss to Argentina, Kylian Mbappe said, “We will be back.”
Kylian Mbappe put on the performance of a lifetime in the World Cup final on Sunday, scoring three goals to propel France to the shootout, where they lost to Lionel Messi and Argentina.
However, Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain scored a dramatic final hat-trick to beat Lionel Messi in winning the Golden Boot.
The forward scored twice in a minute of normal time, and added another penalty in extra time to once again tie the game, and then scored in the shootout.
The Frenchman, who had helped lead his side to victory in Russia four years earlier with four goals and became the first teenager to score in a final since Pele, put on a stunning performance to cap off another outstanding international tournament.
It was not enough for Didier Deschamps’s team, who were defeated 4-2 on penalties, as the striker extended his amazing performance in the shootout by defeating Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez for the fourth time in the game.
Mbappe remained silent in the hours following the championship match. With the daring tweet “We will be back,” he has suddenly broken his silence.
Hurst tweeted during the game, “Many congratulations to Mbappe,” as Mbappe tied his previous record. “Regardless of what occurs, I’ve had a terrific run.”
Rio Ferdinand, speaking to BBC, led the praise for Mbappe’s performance, saying: “He hadn’t had a touch all game. Then two moments. He had the composure to dispatch the penalty.”
Pablo Zabaleta, a former defender for Argentina, praised Mbappe’s wizardry, calling him “one of the finest players in the world.”
After another outstanding performance for his country and a spectacular run to the World Cup finals, Mbappe can be proud of himself.
He has now scored 12 goals in the two tournaments in which he has participated, falling just four goals short of Miroslav Klose’s all-time World Cup goal scoring record.