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France News: Mbappe excited for World Cup

1 year ago

In the latest France news, Kylian Mbappe has spoken of his excitement at heading to his maiden major tournament, the 2018 World Cup.

The 19-year-old has enjoyed a successful maiden season with Paris Saint-Germain, winning the Ligue 1 title, as well as Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue.

PSG round off their campaign on Saturday away at Caen and then Mbappe and the majority of his team-mates will set their sights on Russia.

France boss Didier Deschamps named his squad on Thursday and the former Monaco man looks set to be part of an exciting front-line, which will also include Antoine Griezmann.

Les Bleus are 13/2 to win the World Cup with bet365 and will be confident of coming through Group C, where they meet Australia, Peru and Denmark.

Mbappe admits playing in a World Cup has always been his “dream” and he is looking forward to attempting to ignite the major tournament with his country.

However, the Parisian insists he cannot do it on his own and, having often been accused of playing as individuals, he has urged his talented team-mates to come together.

“I have always dreamed of playing at a World Cup,” Mbappe said.

“Like every kid that will watch this World Cup, I used to watch them and tell myself: ‘Imagine if I was that player on the pitch.’ Now it’s become a reality and I will work hard to play as well as possible to help my team.”

He added: “My objective? To go as far as possible because at the World Cup, it’s the team that comes first. The World Cup is a trophy that you win as a team, as a country, it’s not Kylian that will win the World Cup.”