Having become the fifth top scorer in the history of the France team against the Netherlands, Kylian Mbappé is now aiming for the mark of a big name from the Blues.
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Promoted to captain of the France team, Kylian Mbappé scored twice against the Netherlands (4-0) last Friday at the Stade de France on the first day of the 2024 European Championship qualifiers. Two goals that allow the Paris Saint-Germain striker to occupy fifth place alone in the ranking of the top scorers in the history of the selection with a record of 38 goals in 67 selections, a length more than Karim Benzema .
𝟮𝟬𝗲̀𝗺𝗲 𝗯𝘂𝘁 in his last 17 games in Blue 🔥 #ProudToBeBlues pic.twitter.com/D1MayUsvYF
— French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) March 25, 2023
Still far from the record held by his teammate Olivier Giroud, author of 53 goals in 121 selections, the former Monegasque now has his eyes riveted on the mark held by a certain Michel Platini, fourth best director in France with 41 achievements in 72 selections . Invited on Sunday in front of the journalists alongside Didier Deschamps, before the trip to Ireland on Monday evening, the native of Bondy sent a strong message to the former president of UEFA, who became European champion in 1984 with the Blues.
“He’s an absolute legend”
All smiles, the Parisian star does not hide wanting to erase the ex-player of Juventus Turin from the shelves. “It’s both an honor and the next target to be shot. It’s like that. I will continue my way up. But Michel Platini is an absolute legend. Whether I overtake him tomorrow or after tomorrow, it will remain Michel Platini, an undisputed legend of French football. But as you said, and as I said, I will continue on my way. And it will go through Michel Platini.”
It’s up to Kylian Mbappé to find the net against Eire in order to get closer to the former number 10 tricolor. In the event of failure, the successor to Hugo Lloris with the armband will have to wait for the meeting in Gibraltar, scheduled for June 16.