Kylian Mbappe has been treated like royalty after keeping France’s dream of winning the World Cup alive – fans joking he was treated ‘like a Formula 1 car’.
Didier Deschamps’ side trailed 2-0 with 10 minutes remaining in Sunday’s World Cup final after goals from Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria in the first half.
France looked exhausted throughout, second best after every ball. Deschamps even reacted by making two substitutions in the first 41 minutes.
France were awarded a penalty after Nicolas Otamendi was judged for shooting Randal Kolo Muani into the box.
Mbappe stepped up his effort past Emiliano Martinez to halve the deficit. A minute later, he had done the unthinkable.
Kingsley Coman dispossessed Messi in the French half before driving the ball upfield.
Marcus Thuram cushioned the ball until Mbappewith the Paris Saint-Germain superstar hitting an early effort past Martinez who found him too hot to handle.
It took the game into extra time which cost Mbappe a lot. The 23-year-old remained on the grass at the Lusail stadium as three members of the French backstage team entered.
Bruhhh there are 3 men literally taking care of Mbappe’s thighs and legs like he’s a Formula 1 car! Herh ?? pic.twitter.com/oEAIhOua19
— Olele | Deep Throat Sauce???? (@OleleSalvador) December 18, 2022
Mbappe’s thighs were rubbed vigorously as he looked up at the sky, probably thinking about the madness he had committed 10 minutes prior.
Fans online have reacted to the footage and they think it’s absolutely hilarious.
One person said, “When he’s the reason you get paid, I would do it too.”
Another tweeted: “This guy is already the king of football, he loves life.”
A third said: “Mbappe’s legs are national treasures at this stage.”
While someone added: ‘Get the whole crew out there ASAP.’
Argentina would regain the lead in extra time thanks to Messi’s second in the game. France then caught them for the second time thanks to Mbappe’s second penalty of the game.
Gonzalo Montiel managed Mbappe’s long-range effort which allowed the striker to convert his second kick of the match.
It means Mbappe is the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final since Sir Geoff Hurst for England in 1966. No wonder he’s getting the VIP treatment, two days before his 24th birthday.
For Mbappe, it ended in vain as Argentina lost 4-2 on penalties to clinch their first World Cup since 1986.
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