Threatened with relegation to Nations League B two months before the next World Cup, the France team provided the essentials (2-0) against a weak Austrian team. Clearly dominant throughout the game but long clumsy against Patrick Pentz, the Blues finally relied on a flash of genius signed Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud’s 49th goal in the tricolor jersey. With this victory, the men of Didier Deschamps overtake their opponent of the evening and now point to third place before a last repetition, this Sunday, against Denmark. Present in the mixed zone, at the end of the meeting, the PSG striker logically returned to the very good collective performance of the Blues before answering a last question on … image rights.
As a reminder, just a few months after his first rant about the management of the image rights of the Blues, the former AS Monaco player had once again refused to lend himself to the media game of the main sponsors of the France team. A highly publicized event which has also prompted the FFF to react by announcing a revision of image rights contracts. “After conclusive exchanges in the presence of the executives of the French team, the president, the coach and a marketing manager, the French Football Federation undertakes to revise, as soon as possible, the agreement inherent in the image rights which binds it to its players in selection. The FFF is delighted to work on the outlines of a new agreement which will allow it to ensure its interests while taking into consideration the legitimate concerns and convictions expressed unanimously by its players.indicated, as such, the statement of the instance.
Kylian Mbappé spokesperson for a group committed to his cause!
Long questioned, in the mixed zone, after the convincing victory of the Blues against Austria (2-0), Kylian Mbappé was about to leave before returning … Anxious to answer a last question from one of our colleagues on the image rights case, the 2018 world champion took the time to explain his approach, while recalling that the whole of the France group supported him in this case: “he (the group, editor’s note) has always been behind me, maybe you don’t know it, but he has always been behind me. From the beginning, it was a collective approach, as I told your colleagues, I have no problem going to the front of the stage, fighting for my teammates and as I said, it’s okay to take criticism, I’m used to it. It won’t change the way I play or live and if it can allow the band to have what they want, that’s the main thing..
A collective cause confirmed earlier this week by The Parisian claiming that a meeting between the various actors had taken place for about thirty minutes. On this occasion, Hugo Lloris and Raphaël Varane had notably indicated that the Blues supported Mbappé in his approach, because some players shared the same posture as the Bondynois. Collective about image rights, number 7 of PSG, on the other hand, was once again guilty of some excess of individuality, this Thursday evening, against the band of Ralf Rangnick. Whatever, the essential was finally assured against an almost harmless Austrian selection. Regarding the boycott, it’s now a thing of the past since after the agreement with the FFF, Mbappé and all the tricolor players finally took part in the photo shoots last Tuesday. The file is closed.