French media outlet L’Equipe has been accused of posting false information about Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) superstar Kylian Mbappe. The outlet claimed that the French under-21 side was going on strike due to issues regarding fasting during Ramadan and that Mbappe was being used as a mediator to resolve the matter. However, the striker took to Twitter to slam L’Equipe for their report, stating “Avoid putting my name in your stories and check your sources please…Good evening.” Mbappe has been the captain of the French national team since Hugo Lloris announced his retirement from international football after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Mbappe is one of the most talented footballers in the world, having already won the FIFA World Cup with France in 2018 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot award. He has scored 38 goals in 67 appearances for Les Bleus so far. The PSG forward has been crucial for the team’s attack this season, scoring 36 goals and providing nine assists in 39 matches across competitions.
Mbappe’s teammate Lionel Messi has also been crucial for PSG’s attack this season in Neymar’s absence. The Argentine has scored 20 goals and provided 19 assists in 37 matches across competitions this season. However, former Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello recently claimed that Mbappe is better than Messi at the moment. He said at the Laureus 2023 award ceremony, “Messi has done what he has done throughout his career and over so many years and he is fantastic. He has been the best for several years. But at the moment Mbappe is better. He’s strong, he’s quick, he scores goals. Even if he doesn’t have the magic of Messi.”
Mbappe and Messi have been teammates at the French club since 2021. However, their partnership might come to an end this season as Messi looks poised to leave the Ligue 1 giants at the end of the 2022-23 season.
In other news, Mbappe was recently asked to talk to the young generation of French footballers regarding their strike over fasting during Ramadan. Mbappe, however, dissuaded them from taking any collective action.
Mbappe’s statement against L’Equipe highlights the importance of accurate journalism in the sports industry. False reports can harm the reputation of athletes and create unnecessary controversies. It is essential for media outlets to verify their sources before publishing any news.
As Mbappe continues to shine on the football field, it is evident that he is one of the most promising young talents in the sport. His leadership skills and dedication to the game have earned him the respect of his teammates and fans alike. It will be interesting to see how he continues to evolve as a player in the coming years.
Overall, Mbappe’s statement against L’Equipe and his performance on the field demonstrate his commitment to excellence and his determination to succeed. He is a role model for aspiring footballers around the world and a true asset to the sport.