Kylian Mbappe has taken to Twitter to post an emotional apology after his missed penalty kick cost France their place in Euro 2020.
Mbappe had the cojones to volunteer to be the fifth penalty taker in the shootout. In doing so, you acknowledge the probability that you will either finish the night a hero or the villain.
Unfortunately for the PSG forward, with the way that things were going for him at Euro 2020, it was the latter, with his penalty being saved by Swizterland stopped Yann Sommer.
It is, by some distance, the lowest point of Mbappe’s career to date. He’s tasted success virtually from day one of his time as a footballer, but last night he experienced heartbreak.
Mbappe was not going to hide from it, though. Soon after the full-time whistle, he took to Twitter to post an apology to the French football fans who he let down with his fluffed penalty
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) June 28, 2021
Translation: “Very difficult to turn the page. The sadness is immense after this elimination, we could not reach our objective. I’m sorry for this penalty. I wanted to help the team but I failed. Finding sleep will be difficult but unfortunately these are the hazards of this sport that I love so much.
I know you fans were disappointed, but I would still like to thank you for your support and for always believing in us. The most important thing will be to get up even stronger for the next few years to come. Congratulations and good luck to Switzerland.”
Did you see Paul Pogba’s INCREDIBLE goal during last night’s game? Click here to watch the video