Emiliano Martinez has revealed what he said to Kylian Mbappe after the striker suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Argentina in the World Cup final.
The meeting between Argentina and France in Qatar is arguably the greatest World Cup final ever, with the South American nation winning on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw.
The match will forever be remembered for Lionel Messi finally getting his hands on the famous trophy, emulating the legendary Diego Maradona and ending Argentina’s 36-year-long World Cup drought.
However, French striker Kylian Mbappe will also take a page in the history books, albeit an unwanted one.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker was the driving force behind France’s World Cup triumph in 2018, capping a superb tournament with a goal in the final at the tender age of 19.
He almost repeated the feat in Qatar, but somehow managed to end up on the losing side.
Mbappe found the back of the net twice in normal time, once from the penalty spot and then again with a spectacular volley.
He then completed his hat-trick when he converted a second penalty in the dying moments of extra-time, before scoring from the spot for a third time during the penalty shootout.