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21st Dec 2022

Kylian Mbappé’s x-rated half time team talk has gone viral

Callum Boyle

Kylian Mbappé

Mbappé gave a passionate speech to his teammates

Footage of Kylian Mbappé’s x-rated half time team talk with his French teammates at the World Cup final has gone viral.

France were two goals down at the interval of Sunday’s World Cup final and despite still being one of the younger members of the squad, Mbappé took it upon himself to rally the troops and spark some life back into them.

Hadrien Garnier and TF1 have released the footage from France’s dressing room at half time where Mbappé’s tore apart their performance in the first 45.

“We can’t do worse. We come back on the pitch, we must pull it off. We conceded two goals, we can come back. F*** guys, this is once every four years, f***!”

His words did carry some weight as two goals in the space of 90 seconds from the forward brought France back level. Argentina then restored their lead in the first half of extra time before Mbappé converted his second penalty of the game with two minutes of extra time remaining.

Mbappé also scored from the penalty spot during the shootout but it wasn’t enough as Kingsley Coman and Aurélien Tchouaméni both missed their efforts to allow Argentina to secure their first World Cup trophy since 1986.

For the forward the tournament was still a major success as he claimed the golden boot award after scoring eight goals in Qatar. He’s now also just five goals from eclipsing Miroslav Klose’s total of 16 to become the all-time leading goalscorer in World Cup history.

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