France coach Didier Deschamps has slammed Paris Saint-Germain surperstar Kylian Mbappe for lackluster performances for the national team.
Mbappe was expected to spearhead France in the first set of the World Cup qualifiers but has been thoroughly disappointing so far.
The world’s second-most expensive player has come under scrutiny after reeling off a series of mediocre displays for the national team.
Following his indifferent showing in his country’s dismal 1-1 draw with Ukraine on Matchday 1, the 22-year-old found himself on the bench against Kazakhstan.
Deschamps handed his underperforming star a crack against the eastern European minnows only to see the PSG speed-demon squander a second-half spot-kick.
Ahead of France’s latest World Cup qualifier against Bosnia & Herzegovina, Les Bleus’ boss demanded Mbappe to step up his game.
“He cannot be satisfied with what he has done so far,” Deschamps said during the pre-match conference.
No goals for Kylian Mbappe in the international break ❌ pic.twitter.com/faa7J7AhaB— Goal (@goal) March 31, 2021
“Kylian was not very comfortable in the first game. He was much better against Kazakhstan and had chances. Of course, he wants to score more goals and create them.”
Mbappe started the game at the Stadion Grbavica but barely tested Bosnian goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic.
Despite spending all 90 minutes on the field, former Monaco forward came nowhere near his high standards.
Antoine Griezmann was the one to steal the show in Sarajevo, grabbing a 60th-minute winner to nudge his side to the top of Group D.
Much more comfortable at the Parc des Princes, Mbappe will be under the spotlight in PSG’s title six-pointer against Lille on Saturday.