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Rediff.com  » Sports » Keep your head high: Pele tells Mbappe

Keep your head high: Pele tells Mbappe

By Rediff Sports
June 29, 2021 13:00 IST
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IMAGE: A dejected Kylian Mbappe after his decisive penalty is saved by Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer in the penalty shoot-out in the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Round of 16 match at National Arena in Bucharest. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu - Pool/Getty Images

Football legend Pele came out in support of French forward Kylian Mbappe who missed the decisive spot kick in Monday's 5-4 shootout loss to Switzerland that saw the world champions crash out of the European Championship in the last 16.

 

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.

"Keep your head up, Kylian! Tomorrow is the first day of a new journey, @KMbappe," tweeted Pele.

Mbappe also apologised to the fans for missing in the penalty shootout.

"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."

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