'Mbappe's ego is problematic'

Euro 2020

Kylian Mbappe's ego is problematic and cannot be handled by France coach Didier Deschamps, according to a former Paris Saint-Germain star.

France remain favourites for the European Championship title after finishing top of the 'Group of Death' ahead of Germany, Portugal and Hungary.

The 22-year-old attacker has come in for criticism for his attitude in the past by parts of the French media, and Rothen feels he is not in right frame of mind.

"That he is the leader on the pitch, no problem... that it [his ego] goes off the field too, that bothers me," Rothen told RMC Sport.

"I think Didier Deschamps can no longer manage it and it is problematic. It is even surprising that he lets Kylian Mbappe do so many things.

"It can be seen in his performances on the pitch. Today, we cannot say that Kylian Mbappe has had a successful Euros.

"Is he in the right frame of mind like he was at PSG throughout the end of the season? I would say no.

"We expect much better from Kylian Mbappe. Everyone thinks that Mbappe is one of the best players in Europe. But if you immediately put him in the category of the very best, you cannot be satisfied."

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