‘What an athlete… I mean what a figure of man… What a talent… What a football brain…He has everything’, these are the words of ace international football commentator, Peter Drury when asked if PSG and France star Kylian Mbappé Lottin would be enough to see the French team win the European Championship.
Mbappe had a brilliant season for Paris Saint Germain(PSG). He ended the Ligue 1 campaign with 27 goals, to become the top scorer for the third consecutive season but PSG missed out on the league title.
He ended the 2020-21 Ligue 1 season with the Player of The Year Award and the 22-year old star is expected to carry the French attack, with Benzema and the mastermind of this team Antoine Griezmann in the upcoming Euros.
Speaking on his expectations from favorites France ahead of Euro 2020, Drury lavished praises on the young star as the man to watch for everyone around the globe with an interest in football.
”He is everything and if he is on top of his game he can be unstoppable…He is a force of nature at his very best… the only thing I will say about him and all of the potential super stars from various countries is they have all come through this most unusual club season which has been seamless and relentless and really hard on body and mind”
”Until we see them play there is always going to be a question mark over the freshness on body and mind and we will know pretty quickly when they run out and play this first competitive games how properly they are and ready for them”
”But if Mbappe is pressured off and fit and ready to go he can be the stand out star”
France is in Group F, which remains full of intrigue with two elite football powerhouses in world, reigning champions Portugal and three-time winners Germany and Hungary.
Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the toughest group of the tournament, hence rightfully called, the “Group of Death”.
Euro 2020 Group Stage
Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany
Mark F. | SportsCenter | SilverFM