Le Graët and Mbappé’s participation in the Olympic Games: “It’s complicated” – Equipe de France

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The president of the FFF will discuss with the world champion striker and PSG to find common ground around the Tokyo Olympics.

Champions League, Ligue 1, Euro (June 12-July 12)… Kylian Mbappé wants to play everything and if possible win everything in 2020. Including the Olympic gold in Tokyo (July 22-August 8). At 21, the world champion striker is eligible to compete in the Olympic Games with the France Espoirs team. It is in any case his wish. Less that of Leonardo who ticks the idea of ​​starting the 2020-2021 season without his top scorer. “We have a direct and clear relationship with the Federation and with President Le Graët. Of course we will talk about this subject. But it’s always difficult. The calendar is very busy for everyone. Unfortunately there are too many games in a season, “said the PSG sports director to RMC mid-December.

“I will see everyone and we will discuss”

Noël Le Graët

A month later, Noël Le Graët returned, on the occasion of his vows, to this dossier which he considers “complicated”. “Kylian Mbappé wishes to participate in the Olympic Games. I’m going to see everyone and we will discuss, but it’s complicated. The dates are not easy and if we go to the end of the Euro, which I wish, there is little time before the Games, explained the president of the FFF at the microphone of TheTeam Channel. I also saw that Neymar wanted to play with Brazil, I find that very good. PSG will have a little more trouble starting the Championship, it will be more balanced for a few matches. “

“He wants to, it’s great, but he is not the only decision maker”

Didier Deschamps

It remains to be seen whether the capital’s club will agree to deprive its two stars for the recovery. Nothing is less sure. “We will have to see. It comes from his idea and his appetite to win all the titles, but it doesn’t depend on me, not on Christmas Le Graët, but on his club, had entrusted to Figaro Didier Deschamps about Mbappé at the end of 2019. He is one of the employees. That he expressed the wish, I understand him. He wants to, it’s great, but he’s not the only decision maker. ”The negotiations are just beginning.

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