"Mbappe's Euro is not worthy of a captain"

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Kylian Mbappe is not at 100% but this does not exempt him from receiving all kinds of criticism. Emmanuel Petit, who won the World Cup and European Championship with France in 1998 and 2000, believes that the forward "has not been up to the task" required by the European tournament.

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Former France player Emmanuel Petit on Tuesday criticised star striker Kylian Mbappe, saying his tournament "so far is not worthy of a captain" because "he doesn't take enough responsibility on the pitch".
Speaking on German television 'NTV', the retired midfielder said the forward "hasn't been at his best since the start of this European Championship" and that "he's not in good form" and that "his broken nose is also hurting him".
"It was already too late when he was replaced at half-time in extra time in the quarter-final against Portugal. He should have been substituted after an hour at the most," Petit said.
Despite the criticism, Petit, who played for Barcelona and was a 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winner, said he was confident Mbappe would "suddenly explode in the semi-finals".
"He will play only because the opponent is called Spain. Otherwise, I would have left him on the bench," concluded Petit on the performance of Mbappe, who has only managed to score one goal in the four games he has played and from a penalty.

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