Keep Your Head High – Pele To Mbappe
By Omolagba Oluwayemi
Following the aftermath of his decisive spot-kick miss against Switzerland, football legend, Pele has offered his support for the young forward, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
Kylian Mbappe had the opportunity of putting France level during the penalty shootout but failed to convert his kick which sent the Les Bleus out of Euros 2020 and the Paris Saint Germain forward has afterward offered his apologies to the fans.
“I’m sorry about this penalty. I wanted to help the team but I failed,” Mbappe said on Instagram after the match.
“It’s going to be hard to sleep after this, but unfortunately these are the ups and downs of this sport that I love so much.
“The most important (thing) will be to get back up again even stronger for future commitments. Congratulations and good luck to the Swiss team.”
Meanwhile Pele who is a legend of the game, knowing quite well how the young lad might feel after the incident took to his twitter handle to offer his words of encouragement.
“Keep your head up, Kylian! Tomorrow is the first day of a new journey, @KMbappe,” tweeted Pele.
Switzerland scored twice in the final 10 minutes in a thrilling 3-3 draw and, following a goalless extra time, prevailed in the shootout after goalkeeper Yann Sommer saved from Mbappe.