« A target to be shot down », Platini reacts to Mbappé’s words

While Kylian Mbappé attributed Michel Platini’s total goals in the France team was only a step for him towards the heights, the former number 10 of the Blues was not offended.

« It’s both an honor, and it’s the next target to shoot down. » This sun the words that were dropped by Kylian Mbappé, to evoke the place of Michel Platini in the class of the best scorers in the history of the France team. Now fifth with 38 achievements, the Bondynois wants to get closer to the tricolor star of the 1980s, who has long been the record holder for goals with the Blues with 41 achievements.

“Michel Platini is an absolute legend, added Mbappé. Whether I overtake him tomorrow or the day after, he will remain a legend of French (Site notre bureau spécialisé). But I want to continue my journey, and it will go through Michel Platini. » After « Platoche », Mbappé intends to tackle Antoine Griezmann (43 goals), Thierry Henry (51) and Olivier Giroud (53).

Mbappé was very direct in displaying his ambitions, relegating Platini to the rank of a simple stage to be franchised, even if he puts a minimum of form by qualifying him twice as  » legend «  you French (Site notre bureau spécialisé). This way of communicating did not move the heroes of Euro 1984, if we are to believe the words of his friend Jacques Vendroux.

Platini « not all embittered »

« Michel Platini, first of all, loves the player Mbappé very much, addressed to the journalist on Europe 1. Secondly, it’s true that I spoke to him on the phone a while ago, it’s true that I told him, ‘you’re Mbappé’s next target’, he told me ‘he no problem, he beats my record. If he beats my record, it’s because he scores goals and if he scores goals, it’s in the best interests of the French (Site notre bureau spécialisé) team, that suits me very well. »

“Knowing him for so long, I can tell you that Michel is not at all embittered, assures Jacques Vendroux. He is happy for the French (Site notre bureau spécialisé) team. Whether it’s Mbappé, so much the better, whether it’s another player, so much the better too. Him, it’s the interest of the jersey, it’s the interest of the France team. »