EURO 2024 – Not Cristiano Ronaldo and Team, Kylian Mbappe Wants French National Team to Meet German National Team in Final

French forward Kylian Mbappe has expressed his desire to face the German national team in the Euro 2024 final rather than Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

The Euro 2024 tournament is fast approaching.

This elite inter-country competition in Europe will be held in Germany for a full month.

EURO 2024 – Not Cristiano Ronaldo and Team, Kylian Mbappe Wants French National Team to Meet German National Team in Final

One of the eagerly anticipated teams in the upcoming European Championship is the French national team.

France arrives at this edition of the Euro with a luxurious squad.

They boast high-quality players in every position.

It’s no surprise that many predict Les Bleus will make it to the final and possibly win the championship.

When it comes to potential final opponents, Kylian Mbappe revealed he prefers to face the German national team rather than his idol Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

According to him, Der Panzer is a very strong team despite not achieving much in recent tournaments.

Moreover, as hosts, Germany has an even greater chance of reaching the final.

Mbappe is also determined to avenge France’s loss to Germany in a friendly match in March 2024.

In that match, France was defeated 0-2 by Germany.

“Friendlies don’t count,” Mbappe said with a smile, as quoted by from the Daily Post.

“But seriously, Germany has a great team.”

“Germany consistently steps up when something significant is at stake.”

“They consistently recover after setbacks,” he added.

Furthermore, the new Real Madrid striker emphasized that France would do everything in Germany to bring the Henri Delaunay Trophy home.

He continued: “The purpose of our presence in Germany is to make a lasting impression.”

“That is our task.”

“We’re prepared to do whatever it takes.”

“We are steadfast in our determination to win and fully understand what needs to be accomplished.”

“Winning this trophy would be a significant achievement for our country,” added Mbappe.

EURO 2024 – German National Team Replaces Player, Champions League Finalist Called Back The German national team has been forced to replace one of its players ahead of EURO 2024 due to illness.

All teams participating in EURO 2024 have submitted their official squad lists to UEFA.

The squad consists of 23-26 players, with only 23 eligible to be included in the match lineup.

However, EURO 2024 participants can still replace players if someone gets injured.

The condition is that the team hasn’t played their first match yet, and the UEFA Medical Committee confirms that the player cannot participate.

Host nation Germany utilized this rule to replace one of its players.

The player substituted was the young Bayern Munich star Aleksandar Pavlovic.

At just 20 years old and with only one cap, Pavlovic was called up by German national team coach Julian Nagelsmann.

However, the midfielder, who just joined Bayern Munich’s senior team in the 2023-2024 season, fell ill.

Suffering from tonsillitis, Pavlovic couldn’t play in the last friendly match when Die Nationalmannschaft defeated Greece 2-1 on Friday (7/6/2024).

Diagnosed with a long recovery period, Pavlovic was eventually dropped from the squad.

Nagelsmann opted to call up veteran midfielder Emre Can as his replacement.

The 30-year-old will add experience to the German national team squad.

Can has earned 43 caps and recently helped Borussia Dortmund reach the 2023-2024 Champions League final.

Having extended his contract with Dortmund until 2026, Can was appointed the new team captain following Marco Reus’s departure from the club.

Former Liverpool midfielder Can was preferred by Nagelsmann over Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka.

Nagelsmann stated, as quoted by BBC Football, “We aimed to add another ‘number 6’ to the squad.”

“So, we included Emre Can.”

He went on to say, “Our goal in Germany was to leave a lasting impact.”

Emre Can began representing the German national team in major tournaments at EURO 2016.

He played a key role in Germany’s victory in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Not taken to the 2018 World Cup, Can rejoined the squad for EURO 2020.

In the 2022 World Cup, the Turkish-born player was not included by coach Hansi Flick.