France goalie, Hugo Lloris has backed Kylian Mbappe to step up and deliver for the national team.
The Les Bleues are top of the group with one point, but need a win to qualify for Russia. Mbappe started his second match of the campaign against Belarus, but could not deliver as expected.
However, Lloris has backed the young forward to develop and do big things for the national team.
“Mbappe needs to keep up with the French team. It’s hard to judge a player’s performance in the game against Bulgaria,” the Tottenham goalkeeper said.
“It was more of a fight. It’s hard to talk about the performance of a single player. The team fought, and we were in the duel and we won this game in a difficult way.
“Kylian should not be held entirely responsible. He’s a young player, even if he’s very talented.
“He still has time to make the next steps. He can rely on his talent because he is able to make a difference in the big moments.”