Mbappe apologises for shootout miss as France crash out

France Kylian Mbappe looks dejected as he leaves the pitch after having his penalty saved in the shoot-out

France Kylian Mbappe looks dejected as he leaves the pitch after having his penalty saved in the shoot-out

Euro 2020 – Spherical of 16 – France v Switzerland – Nationwide Area Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania – June 29, 2021 France Kylian Mbappe seems to be dejected as he leaves the pitch after having his penalty saved within the shoot-out. Pool through REUTERS/Franck Fife

France ahead Kylian Mbappe has apologized for lacking the decisive spot kick in Monday’s 5-4 shootout loss to Switzerland that noticed the world champions crash out of the European Championship within the final 16.

Switzerland scored twice within the last 10 minutes in an exciting 3-3 draw and, following a goalless further time, prevailed within the shootout after goalkeeper Yann Sommer saved from Mbappe.

Mbappe mentioned France was “extremely unhappy” after exiting the match and that his miss would hold him awake at evening.

“I’m sorry about this penalty. I wished to assist the group however I failed,” Mbappe wrote on Instagram.

“It’s going to be exhausting to sleep after this, however sadly these are the ups and downs of this sport that I like a lot.

“A very powerful (factor) will probably be to get again up once more even stronger for future commitments. Congratulations and good luck to the Swiss group.”

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