No player has scored more goals in the World Cup finals than the forward.
- After France lost the World Cup final, Kylian Mbappe promised that they would return.
- Pele paid tribute to the young forward, who was named Golden Boot winner as the leading scorer.
- The striker’s performance was described as “stratospheric” by Louis Saha.
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Mbappe said We will return
Kylian Mbappe has promised that France will return to the biggest stage after his hat trick in the World Cup final was insufficient to deny Lionel Messi and Argentina victory in Qatar. Mbappe’s incredible treble, only the second in a men’s World Cup final, ensured France forced a penalty shootout at the end of a 3-3 draw at Lusail Stadium. He then converted the first penalty of the shoot-out but was denied a second World Cup victory when Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni both failed to score, giving the Albiceleste their third title.
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Mbappe, who turns 24 on Tuesday, was defiant in his first social media post after Les Bleus’ defeat on Monday, writing on Instagram: “We will return”. Three-time World Cup winner Pele was among those to respond to Mbappe’s post, simply writing: “Merci”. The Paris Saint-Germain forward’s four goals in World Cup finals are unrivaled, and he is one of only five men to score in two showpiece games at the tournament, joining Vava, Pele, Paul Breitner, and Zinedine Zidane. When speaking to Sky Sports on Monday, former France forward Louis Saha praised Mbappe’s performance, calling it unprecedented for a player his age.
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It was phenomenal; it’s an incredible achievement for a young guy like him to do that on that stage,” Saha said. Everyone was looking for him, and Argentina was doing everything they could to stop him. It was simply not possible. He did it on the big stage, with all the pressure on his shoulders.” ” It’s a shame for him because he could have written a unique story at such a young age. Nobody has ever done anything like this. With all due respect to other players and game legends, this guy’s performance to keep France’s dream alive… the quality of his attitude throughout the tournament, it was absolutely breathtaking.
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