Fayza Lamari wanted to defend the French international regarding the criticism he receives about his character and following Euro 2020.
The slightest deeds and gestures of Kylian Mbappé are closely scrutinized. And in recent weeks, the striker of the France team has not been spared by the critics. Since the end of Euro 2020 and his missed penalty, the 2018 world champion has received many criticisms against him, especially on his behavior, his character, the fact that he can annoy in a locker room. The last episode with Neymar in which he called him a “tramp”, because the Brazilian had not given him the pass, did not help matters. But after all, Kylian Mbappé is now used to living with it.
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Nevertheless, all these criticisms had an impact on the decision of Fayza Lamari, mother of Kylian Mbappé, to come out of the silence and speak for the first time in the media. In an interview with Le Parisien, the mother of the French international returned to the criticisms against her son, defending him greatly: “He’s 22, he’s going to make mistakes, but he didn’t deserve everything that happened to him. So there I go out like a wolf “.
“There is a disconnect between his image in the media and reality, but it is also his fault, because it is the only way he has found to protect himself. He is a child who is under the spotlight since the age of 8 or 9. When we chose Monaco, for him to do his training, it was also to send him away from Paris. We wanted to protect him. I would like to make a documentary, but he doesn’t want to. He says: “People already know everything about my life, now they will know where I sleep, what I eat …“, added the mother of the French international.
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“The Kylian of 2021 is no longer that of 2018 and therefore we no longer expect the same thing”
“Maybe he needs to learn to open up a little more. Because it’s not the same in off. Afterwards, he has, it’s true, this assurance that he was given, with his father. That’s what makes his strength. (…) When I saw him make his gesture towards the Metz keeper, I said to him: “What did you do?” he is a gamer, a “bad kid”, you saw the screenshots when he is hiding behind Neymar. He has roomed and it’s true that Kylian is a roomer. But there is nothing bad about it.“, a conclu Fayza Lamari.
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Kylian Mbappé’s mother also returned to the painful episode of Euro 2020: “Is he isolated in the France team? I had the same impression, but when I asked him, he said no. He apologized in the locker room (after his missed penalty against Switzerland ), and they came to see him. I do not link this image to his personality. Everyone was disgusted and sometimes, we must not look any further. We often hear or read: “The behavior of Kylian Mbappé annoys “. The Kylian of 2021 is no longer that of 2018 and therefore we no longer expect the same thing. He has no problem with responsibilities, but nothing is simple.”
“Yeah, it was tough for him, but we managed to get him back on track. Kylian is precocious, so all of his reactions, positive or negative, are heightened. When he’s happy he’s a kid of 3 years old. When he is unhappy, he cries. In order for him to give the epitome of his potential, he must feel loved, wanted and not be the problem. But he was not. He gets along well with them everyone and it is not the tongue of wood (…) Kylian did not want to stop because he likes the France team too much. Kylian can make decisions under the influence of emotion so much he is touched or angry and afterwards, the next day, he may blame himself and regret. If at some point, we had noticed that he was putting his person in front of the collective, me or his father, we would have bumped into him.“, a conclu Fayza Lamari.