A Tale of Support: Mbappé Stands by Muani after World Cup Miss

A Tale of Support: Mbappé Stands by Muani after World Cup Miss

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PSG: He has it “across the throat”, Mbappé flies to his aid

Published on June 16, 2024 at 5:00 a.m.

Randal Kolo Muani was not yet a PSG player, but would become one eight months later. In December 2022, the French striker had a match point in the World Cup final against Argentina, but missed to his great dismay. Kylian Mbappé, before starting the Euro in Germany, cleared him of any responsibility in the defeat of the Blues.

As the last 10 minutes of regulation time approached on December 14, Randal Bike Muani managed to make the break for theFrench team in the World Cup semi-final against Morocco after coming into play (2-0). While the Blues were manhandled in the first half and fell behind by two goals, Randal Bike Muani was launched with Marcus Thuram instead ofOlivier Giroud and D’Ousmane Dembélé.

“I still have it in my throat and I will have it for life”

At the origin of the Blues revolt, Randal Bike Muani had a goal ball at the end of overtime, but missed his face-to-face with Emiliano Martinez, the Argentinian goalkeeper, who repelled his volley and sent the two selections to penalties. A session thatFrench team lost (3-3 then 2-4). For beIN SPORTS, Randal Bike Muani did not hide his disappointment and his pain in February 2023.

“I still watch it, I know it by heart. In my head, I said to myself: “Randal, you have to shoot”. I tried to shoot at the near post, the goalkeeper made a very good save and got it out well. I lost this duel. Afterwards, I think there were other solutions, I could lob him, I could find Kylian because he was also on a good angle. But on the action, I don’t see it, because the ball comes like that. And I’m going straight like this (straight ahead) and I don’t see Kylian (on the left). It’s afterwards, when you watch the video, that you see that there are other possibilities but it’s too late, you can’t do anything anymore. I still have it in my throat and I will have it for life.”

“We all have these moments that we regret in our career”

A few days before the entry into the running of theFrench team at theEuro in Germany, namely on June 17 against theAustria, Kylian Mbappé gave his support to Randal Bike Muani in an interview for Ouest-France. “His missed face-to-face with Martinez? We don’t talk about it. It must be hard enough for him already. I don’t have to talk to him about it again. I leave it. We all have those moments we regret in our careers. It’s part of the story, and it’s not because of him that we didn’t win. It’s all of us’ fault. We got ourselves into trouble by losing 2-0.”

2024-06-16 03:00:00
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