The beaten French striker Killian Mbape said on Tuesday, after his failed penalty against Switzerland cost the world champions a place in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020, that it would be “very difficult to turn the page” and that “his sadness is huge”.
Switzerland knocked out France in a 5-4 penalty win after an exciting 3-3 draw after extra time, reaching the quarterfinals of Euro 2020 here.
Switzerland goalkeeper Jan Somer denied Mbape’s accurate shot, diving to the right and getting a strong hand for the striker’s efforts, taking him to send his team.
Mbape, who plays for French giants Paris Saint-Germain, posted a photo of himself with the Swiss team celebrating in the background and wrote a heartfelt message to his French fans.
“It’s very difficult to turn the page. The sadness is huge after this elimination; we couldn’t reach our goal. I’m sorry for this penalty. I wanted to help the team, but I couldn’t. Finding sleep will be difficult, but unfortunately the ups and downs and the downfalls of this sport that I love so much, “wrote 22-year-old Mbape.
“I know your fans have been disappointed, but I would still like to thank you for your support and for always believing in us. The most important thing will be to become even stronger for the next coming time. Congratulations and success to Switzerland . “
An ecstatic captain of the opposing team, Granit Jaka, talks about the unbreakable passion of his team.
“We have shown character. This team is amazing,” the Arsenal midfielder said in a statement. “We kept a lot of our critics silent. No one really believed we could do it.”