After France’s 3-1 victory over Poland in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, France coach Didier Deschamps was delighted with the result. Mbappe’s two goals and Olivier Giroud’s record-breaking opening goal helped France easily advance to the quarterfinals.
Following the game, Deschamps lauded Mbappe after the match and stated, “He (Mbappe) speaks on the football pitch. He knows that himself but he can change a match in just a moment. He is always playing with such joy,” reported News18.
The first half appeared to be Mbappe’s struggle, and it appeared that Poland might gain the upper hand over France, but Olivier Giroud was certain to give his team the lead. The team gained an advantage thanks to his first goal, and Mbappe added some sparkle to France’s efforts in the 74th and 91st minutes of the match.
In the 74th minute, with Polish defenders trying to tackle him hard, Mbappe pulled up just inside the penalty area. Accepting the challenge to avoid the defenders as he focused on his target and outstretched Wojciech Szczesny for a goal. Mbappe’s second goal of the day, which was scored while the stadium was still in awe of his first goal, provided additional cause for celebration for the supporters.
With the two goals, Mbappe has already scored five goals in the World Cup, matching the record of Lionel Messi of Argentina, who has scored nine goals in World Cup competition before the age of 24.