Kylian Mbappe has said that he is sorry and that he is extremely saddened by the loss of the crucial penalty that cost France with a shocking early departure from Euro 2020, after the loss to Switzerland.
After a fierce 3: 3 battle during the 120 minutes of the game, Yann Sommer defended Mbappes’ penalty and secured Switzerland a 5: 4 victory on penalties.
And, with that victory, Switzerland knocked down the 2018 World Champion and the main favorite of Euro 2020.
Mbappe was the only one to miss the penalty. But the penalty was not the only mistake of the Paris Saint-Germain star on Monday night.
He missed some golden opportunities during the match and on occasions was very personal on a night that was clearly not his.
Speaking after the match, he felt responsible for France’s failure: “The sadness is boundless after this elimination, because we were not able to achieve our goal.”
Mbappe added: “I am sorry for the penalty. I wanted to help the team but I lost it. It will be difficult to relax, but unfortunately it is a mistake in the sport that I love so much.”
“I know all the fans will be disappointed but despite that, I want to thank you for your support and for always trusting us. The most important thing is to always be stronger for the next challenge. “