While goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (36) retired from international duty just after the 2022 World Cup, like Raphaël Varane (29), the French team no longer has a captain or vice-captain.
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This subject has already come to the ears of PSG coach Christophe Galtier. The coach said he did not want to get involved with the Blues, while confirming that Kylian Mbappé wore the armband naturally when the striker had to, especially in the absence of Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe.
On RMCformer coach Pascal Dupraz gave a clearer opinion on the subject: “How can you say that Kylian Mbappé is not the legitimate boy to be the captain of the French team. Mbappé, you can’t help but put him as captain because he’s already the best in the world. On top of that, he is charismatic and he is the leader of the generation that is renewing itself in the French team. He’s here for a long time. He wants to be exemplary. What I wouldn’t want is for it to drift completely. I would like him to do good for our football. (…) I hope that Didier Deschamps will have this brilliant idea of putting Kylian Mbappé captain so that he does not grab the cigar. He is a balanced and intelligent boy, able to express himself correctly”. Pascal Dupraz is more weighted on the other candidate: “I don’t wish him any harm, but Antoine Griezmann, it’s going to stop at some point. I speak for the long term”.
🇬🇧 ✨ Pascal Dupraz: “Kylian Mbappé, you can’t help but put him as captain of the Blues because he’s the best player in the world, he’s charismatic, he’s the leader of the new generation.” #RMClive pic.twitter.com/2AJExUUxxF
– The Big Guess of Sport – RMC (@GGsportRMC) March 19, 2023
Mbappe vs Griezmann
On TF1this Sunday, Didier Deschamps detailed the qualities of his future captain: “He is someone who has to be legitimate in relation to the whole group. But after that, there are three important criteria: technical leadership, mental leadership and state of mind. I know the players who can be”.
“He is someone who must be legitimate in relation to the whole group. But after that, there are three important criteria: technical leadership, mental leadership and the state of mind. I know the players who can ‘be.”
Deschamps on the future captain of the Blues @SaberDesfa pic.twitter.com/kwCzDqr35g
— Telefoot (@telefoot_TF1) March 19, 2023
Asked about the subject, Olivier Giroud quoted Kylian Mbappé, “obviously”but also “Grizzi” (Antoine Griezmann) “which would be legitimate”. Adil Rami voted for the Madrid native, who “the experience” of the “biggest clubs in the world”. Hugo Lloris seems to lean towards the Parisian: “There is a player who is gaining momentum, at all levels, on the pitch, off the pitch and even in the life of the group and the locker room, it is Kylian Mbappé”.
Verdict on Monday.