Didier Deschamps calls on Kylian Mbappe to step up for France in World Cup qualifier with Bosnia and Herzegovina as he insists PSG star ‘cannot be satisfied’ with recent displays after being dropped for Kazakhstan tie… and missing a penalty
- Didier Deschamps has called on Kylian Mbappe to perform for France tonight
- The PSG forward was below par in his country’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine last week
- He was dropped by Deschamps for next 2022 World Cup qualifier on Sunday
- The striker came off the bench in the second half but saw his spot-kick saved
Manager Didier Deschamps has called on Kylian Mbappe to perform for France tonight as he insisted the Paris Saint-Germain star ‘cannot be satisfied’ with the way he has played.
The PSG forward was below par in his country’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine last week and was dropped by Deschamps for their next 2022 World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan on Sunday.
The 22-year-old was introduced off the bench in the 59th minute of their 2-0 victory but he went on to miss a penalty.
Didier Deschamps (right) has called on Kylian Mbappe (left) to perform for France tonight
The Paris Saint-Germain forward was dropped for Kazakhstan World Cup qualifier last week
‘He cannot be satisfied with what he has done so far,’ Deschamps said ahead of France’s World Cup qualifying clash with Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday night.
‘He was not very comfortable in the first game. He was much better against Kazakhstan and had chances. Of course, he wants to score more goals and create them.’
On whether he feels the spot-kick miss has impacted the star forward, Deschamps responded: ‘No, I don’t feel it has. It happens to everyone.
He came off the bench in second half but then saw his penalty kick saved by the goalkeeper
‘I know Kylian well. He can, over a match or a period of time, have a spell of efficiency that isn’t as good as his usual levels.’
Mbappe was prolific prior to the international break, notching four goals in two matches for Mauricio Pochettino’s Ligue 1 giants.
France top Group D after picking up four points from their opening two games on the road to Qatar.