'He showed the worst of football' — French World Cup winner slams Mbappe's Champions League performance

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'He showed the worst of football' — French World Cup winner slams Mbappe's Champions League performance

Ayoola Kelechi 11:12 - 12.04.2024

Kylian Mbappe has come in for harsh criticism after his disappointing performance for Paris Saint-Germain against Barcelona

Kylian Mbappe, often hailed as one of football's brightest talents, faced scathing criticism following Paris Saint-Germain's 3-2 defeat to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

The French striker's lacklustre display has drawn sharp rebuke from former France international and FIFA World Cup winner Christophe Dugarry, who didn't mince his words in condemning Mbappe's performance.

Mbappe was expected to lead PSG's charge against Barcelona, but he struggled to make an impact throughout the match. His inability to find the net and breakthrough Barcelona's defence left PSG facing an uphill battle in the quarter-final tie.

Harsh Criticism from Dugarry

Dugarry didn't hold back in his assessment of Mbappe's performance, labelling it as "the worst of football" and a glaring example of the shortcomings of a high-level player. He expressed particular disdain for Mbappe's attitude during the match, citing a perceived lack of respect.

"He showed the worst of football and the worst of a high-level player. You can miss passes, dribbles and have a bad day, but his attitude was scandalous, there was a lack of respect," Dugarry criticised, as per RMC Sport, via Mundo Deportivo.

According to reports from RMC Sport, relayed by Mundo Deportivo, Dugarry's condemnation of Mbappe's attitude reflects a broader concern about the player's conduct on the pitch. While acknowledging that players can have off-days, Dugarry found Mbappe's demeanour to be nothing short of scandalous.

Implications for PSG and Mbappe

With PSG's Champions League aspirations hanging by a thread, Mbappe's underwhelming performance raises questions about his commitment to the club, especially amidst persistent transfer rumours linking him to Real Madrid. The outcome of PSG's European campaign could potentially accelerate Mbappe's departure from Paris.

As PSG braces for a crucial second leg against Barcelona, all eyes will be on Mbappe to redeem himself and salvage his reputation. However, Dugarry's scathing criticism serves as a stark reminder of the immense pressure facing the young star as he navigates the pivotal stages of his career.

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