This will therefore be the theme of the week for him. Captain on Sunday evening with PSG during the defeat conceded at the Parc des Princes against Rennes (2-0), Kylian Mbappé will also be captain on Friday evening at the Stade de France against the Netherlands.
If indeed there was a real suspense as to the identity of the successor of Hugo Lloris to wear the armband in the France team, he flew away this Monday evening in the night of Clairefontaine. According to information disclosed by The team, which we are able to confirm, Didier Deschamps has indeed chosen the PSG striker to take on the role of captain. This afternoon again, when recording the start of the rally in front of the press, the coach had nevertheless hinted that he had not made his choice.
“I will use these first days to discuss it with the first players concerned. Kylian is part of this discussion. You’ll know more the next time I see you on Thursday. Kylian Mbappé is a very good communicator. I can’t tell you more, I haven’t decided today,” Deschamps had slipped, validating without saying that the choice would undoubtedly be between the Parisian and Antoine Griezmann. The latter will be the vice-captain of the Blues.
Although he assured “not to have any obligation” and his wish to “make the decision in the coming days”, Didier Deschamps therefore warned the main interested parties on Monday. “Don’t start talking about disappointed. There will be a new distribution of leadership. Of the 23, there will be a captain and a vice-captain. The role of the first named will therefore go to Kylian Mbappé who, at 24, will celebrate his 67th selection on Friday against the Netherlands in the costume of the new leader of the Blues.