Rising to prominence in the France national team, Kylian Mbappé was named captain of the national team last night. He was given preference over Antoine Griezmann, who was also a candidate for the post.
The departure of Hugo Lloris leaves a void in the France national team. Although his successor was certain with the rise of Mike Maignan, one question remained about the future holder of the captain’s armband.
Didier Deschamps, who is playing for the national team for the first time since the World Cup, announced yesterday who will be captain of the France national team. That privilege was granted to Kylian Mbappé, who was preferred to Antoine Griezmann.
Although the two players were vying for the captaincy, many observers thought the armband would get caught on Antoine Griezmann’s arm. The choice of Kylian Mbappé, who has an incredibly high net worth, comes as a surprise, although Didier Deschamps previously offered some hints by praising the Bondy-born Mbappé’s communication skills:
If he has one other quality besides all his, it is that he is very good and very good at communication. I don’t think he has a problem in that area.
A communication skill that Kylian Mbappé, who lives quite comfortably in Paris, demonstrated yesterday when he arrived in Clairefontaine. The striker had displayed a style of dress indicative of a status change.
A rise in power
The appointment as captain came some time after Mbappé’s rise through club and national team. The Parisian, who kept a low profile early in his career, has shown lately that he wants to establish himself as a leading player in the France squad and at Paris Saint Germain.
An advancement in leadership symbolized by his recent appointment as vice-captain at the capital club.
The team: Didier Deschamps has chosen Kylian Mbappé as the new captain of the Blues
Translated from French by Gentside France