Kylian Mbappe has reached out to Marcus Rashford offering empathy to England forward after his penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final, according to reports
Rashford was one of Three Lions stars to fail to find the net in Sunday’s Wembley showpiece event with Italy, as Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions failed to end 55-years of waiting for a major trophy at the final hurdle.
Mbappe also suffered Euro 2020 spot-kick heartbreak this summer as he missed France’s decisive penalty in their last-16 exit to Switzerland last month. The PSG forward’s effort was saved by Yann Sommer in the only unsuccessful effort in the shootout.
And according to The Athletic, Mbappe messaged Rashford after the Wembley final to offer his support and advice for the Manchester United forward.
Rashford was brought on in the last minute of extra time to take a spot-kick, but his effort clipped the outside of a post before Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka also missed from 12 yards.
The trio was subjected to vile racist abuse from some supporters after the final, which the FA, Gareth Southgate, and Harry Kane all condemned on Monday along with other voices within the football community.