Following his penalty miss at Euro 2020, Kylian Mbappe revealed he was on the verge of leaving the France national team after receiving racist abuse.
Last June, the world champions were eliminated by Switzerland in the round of 16, after Mbappe’s penalty kick was saved by Yann Sommer.
Noel Le Graet, the president of the French Football Federation, claimed that the Paris Saint-Germain star was considering retiring from international football as a result of the lack of support he received after the crucial penalty miss.
But Mbappe has said it was because of the racial abuse he received rather than solely because he was not supported after his miss.
The 23-year-old wrote: “Yes finally I explained to him (Le Graet) above all that it was in relation to racism, and NOT to the penalty.
“But he considered that there had been no racism…”