Kylian Mbappe is considering retiring from the French national team

By Amreen
Mbappe reveals he's considering retirement from Les Bleus
Mbappe reveals he's considering retirement from Les Bleus / JUSTIN SETTERFIELD/Getty Images

Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he considering hanging up his boots from playing for the French national team.

Mbappe endured a disappointing Euro 2020 campaign, missing the decisive spot-kick in France's round of 16 penalty shoot-out defeat to Switzerland.

The Paris Saint-Germain star also found himself embroiled in a feud with Olivier Giroud, after the former Chelsea man claimed that certain individuals in the team were not passing to him. His comments enraged Mbappe who wanted to hold a press conference to respond to the comments.

And now, the 22-year-old has admitted he is contemplating an early retirement from Les Bleus.

"I have always placed the French national team above everything and I will always put it above everything," he told L'Equipe, as per Get French Football News. "I have never taken a single Euro to play for the French national team and I will always play for my national team for free. Above all, I never wanted to be problem.

"But from the moment where I felt like that I was starting to become a problem and that people felt I was a problem… "The most important thing is the French national team and if the French national team is happier without me, it is like that."

He also admitted that the penalty miss in Bucharest was the "low point" of his career. He added: "I have so much love for the French national team that I abstract from it all. What shocked me, again, was being called a monkey for the penalty. That is what I wanted support around, not because I took my penalty to the left and Sommer stopped it: that, that is on me, that is my foot that did that.

"I was booed in all of the stadiums in France (laughs). Aside from that, there was not just that, there was also the transfer, but the reality is that I was booed in all the stadiums yes."