That is the verdict of Paris Saint-Germain head coach Christophe Galtier, who steered clear of either recommending the role to Mbappe or putting any pressure on national coach Didier Deschamps.
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The 54-year-old led France to the final of the 2022 World Cup, seeking to make his nation only the third team in history to clinch successive titles after scooping the crown in 2018.
With little more than 24 hours to go before the world champions face Lionel Messi and Argentina at Doha’s Lusail Stadium on Sunday, France have been left reeling by a viral outbreak that is believed to have affected five players so far.
Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante are two big names missing, both forced to sit this one out because of injury.
The Real Madrid striker was recalled by France coach Didier Deschamps after being dropped by him in late 2015 following a scandal involving a sex tape featuring a former teammate.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is fighting to save his job at Old Trafford after the humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.
European football’s governing body said it had agreed the increase from 23 players “to mitigate the risks of teams facing a shortage of available players for certain matches due to possible positive Covid-19 test results and subsequent quarantine measures”.
The 48-year-old has been named by FFF President Noel Le Graet as the national team’s idea successor to Didier Deschamps, who has a contract with the World Cup holders until 2022.
Giroud scored either side of Benjamin Pavard’s first-half strike as Les Bleus recovered from Viktor Claesson’s early opener.
Deschamps’ previous deal was due to expire following the conclusion of Euro 2020, but following a successful spell in charge of the national team, he has been given the security of being able to work through until the end of their World Cup defence in Qatar.
Belgium have reportedly withdrawn from a pre-Euro 2020 friendly against France over fears they could lose their world No 1 ranking before the tournament begins.
Midfielder Paul Pogba was replaced by Matteo Guendouzi in the France squad to face Albania and Andorra in Euro 2020 Group H qualifiers after picking up an ankle injury.
Deschamps said the misunderstood Manchester United midfielder had learn to cope with it.
Pogba played an important role as France won the World Cup in Russia this year.
France manager, Didier Deschamps, believes they need to sharpen up when they play the Netherlands on Sunday in their first home match since winning the World Cup in July following their goalless draw away to Germany.
They will face a Germany team looking to recover from their humiliating early exit in Russia.
Egyptian Mohammed Salah has been shortlisted alongside nine others for the 2018 FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award alongside Harry Kane, highest goal scorer at the 2018 World Cup.
“Our Day of Glory Is Here” declared Le Figaro, referencing a rousing line from the Marseillaise anthem.
Didier Deschamps could write his name into the history books by becoming only the third man to win the World Cup as both a player and a coach after Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer.
Belgium and France will meet in an epic 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final fixture at the St Petersburg Arena, with Sunday’s final match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow in their sight.
France, meanwhile, now turn their attentions to the last four and Tuesday’s semi in St. Petersburg