France forward, Kylian Mbappe, has apologized for his penalty miss that saw his country eliminated from the European Championship.
Les Bleus looked set to progress into the quarter-final of the tournament, after coming from behind to lead 3-1.
However, Switzerland made it 3-3 in the last 10 minutes of the thrilling encounter, to force the game into extra time and eventually penalties.
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Mbappe was the only player to miss, as France lost 5-4.
“[It’s] very difficult to turn the page,” the forward wrote on Twitter. “The sadness is immense after this elimination, we weren’t able to get to our objective.
“I am sorry for the penalty. I wanted to help the team but I missed. To relax will be difficult but it’s unfortunately a pitfall in the sport that I love so much.
“I know all the fans will be disappointed but even so I would thank you for your support and to always have believed in us.
“The most important is to always be stronger for the next challenges that will come.”
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Source: Nigerian Newspapers Online