UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers: Kylian Mbappe reflects on scoring hattrick to reach 300 goals in record win for France

French national team captain Kylian Mbappe led the attack from the front in a historic victory, marking France’s biggest-ever win. Displaying supreme mastery, they secured a 14-0 scoreline over minnows Gibraltar in the UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifiers at home on Saturday.

Not long ago, the PSG star made history with his 42nd European goal, closing in on Lionel Messi’s record in the Champions League. The 24-year-old has now achieved another career milestone with a recent hat-trick against Gibraltar, and the forward reacted to it

Kylian Mbappe talks on scoring 300 goals

The French superstar Kylian Mbappe is recognized as one of the most sought-after players, even earning the label of the “best player in the world” from top-class managers such as Luis Enrique. In recent years, the forward has been rigorously linked to Real Madrid, although he has remained firmly committed to Paris Saint Germain. 

The 2018 World Cup winners and runners-up in Qatar welcomed the bottom-placed Gibraltar, showing no mercy to the guests and thrashing them with a humongous scoreline of 14 goals to nil at Allianz Riviera in Nice during the Group B fixtures of EURO Qualifiers. It was the French captain Mbappe who stole the limelight with a thrilling hat-trick and three assists on Saturday.

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France had no trouble in the one-sided clash, as this victory registered as their biggest margin in competitive wins, smashing the earlier record of a 10-0 win against Azerbaijan in 1995. The hosts scored a couple of dozen goals, starting with Marus Thuran opening the floodgates, and Mbappe and Olivier Giroud also had their share with a hat-trick and brace, respectively.

The French captain Kylian Mbappe clinched another milestone in his career with a 300-goal tally for club and country and opened up about the achievement post-game. 

He said, “It’s just part of the process; there are some players who scored 800 or 850 goals in their career. 300 is just hilarious! I have to keep going and improve for both the club and national team” reacting to his feat.

Kylian Mbappe goal scoring record with France

Prior to reaching the 25 age mark, the French prodigy smashed countless records and stands as the third top scorer for Les Bleus, only trailing behind Olivier Giroud and Thierry Henry. Additionally, as the PSG number seven, he led his national side to back-to-back World Cup finals, spearheading the attack. Furthermore, he recently surpassed Thierry Henry’s UEFA Champions League milestone.

With his most recent brilliance at Nice’s home Allianz Riviera, Kylian Mbappe torched the 300-goal mark even faster than the two GOATs of the game, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

He has been phenomenal with his national side, securing their spot in the EURO with a 100% win record in the qualifiers campaign. He will lead them in Germany next year as the captain for the first time at the big stage of the EURO.

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