France manager, Didier Deschamps, has explained why he handed Kylian Mbappe the team’s captain armband ahead of Antoine Griezmann.
According to Deschamps, he opted to make Mbappe captain of France’s national team because the Paris Saint-Germain forward ticked all the boxes to lead Les Bleus.
Speaking with Tout le Sport on France 3, Deschamps said it is only natural and logical that Mbappe is made captain of the team.
He said, “He [Kylian Mbappe] ticked all the boxes to be it at some point. It is natural and logical that Kylian is made captain, especially from the point where he also wants it.”
Asked if there was any element of disappointment on the part of Griezmann, Deschamps added, “He knew very well that he had the possibility of being it (captain). I spoke with him, but despite it, all giving it to Kylian isn’t taking it away from Antoine.”