The French international squad met up this Monday at their base in Clairefontaine and there was an interesting exchange between Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe when they greeted each other, with the latter confiding something in his teammate..
Les Bleus are preparing for two home friendlies this week against Ivory Coast and South Africa in what for some players is a welcome break from the stresses of club football.
The cameras of the French Football Federation were there to capture the moment when Pogba and Mbappe embraced, with the Manchester United midfielder asking “how’s it going?” and the Paris-Saint-Germain forward replaying “I’m a bit fed up”.
Why is Mbappe fed up?
Mbappe’s words haven’t gone unnoticed and fans and media alike have gone into a frenzy trying to decipher what he means and what he could be fed up with. There are options to consider, but they all relate to his club, both his own situation and the general one at PSG right now.
It’s no secret that the 23-year-old’s current PSG contract expires this summer and he is at the centre of a tug of war between the French side and Real Madrid, in what has become for both parties something much bigger than simply the loss or acquisition of a top young player.
Add to that PSG’s disappointing Champions League collapse at the hands of Los Blancos and the reported problems within the squad, including accusations against Neymar of a lack of professionalism, and it’s easy to see why the chance to go away with the national team might feel like a welcome break for Mbappe.
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