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Thomas Meunier criticises PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe over France tactics

Criticism

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has criticised his teammate Kylian Mbappe for his attitude during France’s World Cup run this summer.

The player is one of many who have been criticised from the France camp over defensive and time-wasting performances.

Mbappe was also criticised for diving on a few occasions especially in the game against Uruguay which caused outrage.

Regardless of their criticism, the France players have always maintained that they do not care how they win, just that they do win.

They’re certainly not wrong but their acts have brought in some criticism and Thomas Meunier has taken aim at his teammate.

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YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – JUNE 21: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between France and Peru at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 21, 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Trouble in paradise?

The Belgian star has explained that he has not seen this side of Mbappe in Paris and hopes that he understands that his attitude is important in becoming a legend.

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‘In Paris, I have rarely seen him waste time the way he did towards the end against us,’ he explained, as quoted by the Daily Mail. 

‘I am sure he was instructed to do that. Kylian is super talented and a future superstar. I hope that he is not being badly influenced.

‘If players like Zinedine Zidane or Ronaldo became legends with Real Madrid back in the day, it is because they played with pride and desire on the pitch.

‘Zidane and Ronaldo’s aims were not to be cinematic or to do things like that. They have always been rightly respected because of their footballing ability and attitude.

‘Over the years, as he matures, Kylian will probably understand that attitude is an important part of becoming a legend.’

KAZAN, RUSSIA – JUNE 30: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Kylian Mbappe responds brilliantly to France criticism after Belgium win

Safe to say, Kylian Mbappe won’t care one bit if his side win the World Cup.

Now, he’s responded to criticism of himself and his side.

Click here to see what he had to say.