23-year-old French superstar, Kylian Mbappe has given hope to millions of France supporters by saying “we will return”.
He made the comment following the national team’s loss to Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup final in Qatar.
Argentina carried the day 4-2 on penalties after 3-3 draw in a dramatic 120 minutes of football that saw Mbappe score a hat-trick while Paris Saint-Germain teammate Lionel Messi scored a brace for Argentina, with Angel Di Maria scoring the other goal for the South American champions.
Reacting in a tweet on Monday, Mbappe who was awarded the Golden Boot after outscoring everyone in the tournament with a total of 8 goals, wrote “we will return”.
Messi had opened the scoring from the penalty spot midway through the first half before Di Maria doubled the score for Argentina in the 36th minute following a spectacular counter attack.
France rallied back from a two-goal deficit with Mbappe pulling one back from the spot 10 minutes before full time and equalizing with a spectacular goal 60 seconds later.
The 90 minutes regulation time ended with both teams tied at 2-2, taking the game to extra time.
The game seemed to have been decided by Messi in the 109th minute, but France found their way back again after the referee awarded a penalty to them when Argentina defender handled the ball in the box with Mbappe completing his hat-trick from the spot.