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Mbappe needs to ‘learn how to be humble’


Metz (France) (AFP) – French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe was told Wednesday that he needs to add a dose of humility to his undoubted talents in front of goal “if he wants to be loved”.

The advice came from Metz coach Frederic Antonetti after the mega-rich Ligue 1 champions needed a stoppage time winner to beat the bottom side 2-1 and preserve their 100 percent start to the domestic season.

“Kylian Mbappe needs to behave better if he wants to be loved,” said Antonetti.

“I love this player, he is very, very strong but he’d benefit from having a more humble side.”

Antonetti was responding to a question on the yellow card handed to his goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja who confronted Mbappe over his celebration when the winning goal was scored.

“In the game, Mbappe was non-existent,” said Antonetti.

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4 Comments

  1. Yespage

    September 23, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Suarez puts 110% on the pitch. He had some maddening lapses of behavior, but he is a hard worker, much harder than most top strikers. Of all the names to forgo… Balotelli, a guy that has some of the greatest talent never realized and displaces it with his attitude.

    And “NBA goons”?

  2. greg

    September 22, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    DeBruyne? Pickford? Henderson? Fernandez? (and did you mean Fernandes from Man U?) Aguero? Really? There is nothing wrong with their attitudes. And Suarez has generally been good since the biting. Pickford’s a bit reckless with challenges, sure, but not an a-hole. Henderson is tough as nails…I’d want to play for him. Aguero is a prima donna striker yeah, but by all accounts is a great teammate and works his ass off.

    And you have Ronaldo as an example of a good attitude? Ok…. or is there some sarcasm or something I’m missing?

  3. AttyTed

    September 22, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Why are so many other great soccer players equally such assholes? I mean:, think about it: Suarez, DeBruyne, Pickford, Henderson, Fernandez, Aguero (especially), Zidane, et. Al. Are, or did, they watch(ing) the disrespectful antics of the overpaid U. S. NBA goons? STFU and play the Beautiful Game, you jerks. Give me Mane, Ings, Vardy, Ronaldo, Son, Van Dyke, Mings, Pulisic, Salah any day.

  4. Don Dickerson

    September 22, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    PSG is now the most hated team (outside of their fans). I had thought I couldn’t actually HATE a soccer team but damn PSG has become everything wrong with sports. I will be extremely happy if/when they get knocked out of the Champions League. personally if they lose or draw 1 single match this year in their league then it was a waste. They should easily win ever match.

    People complain about Bayern Munich but any given weekend a top club can beat them but alas PSG should win every match they play.

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