Arsenal legend Robert Pires has revealed why Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star KylianMbappe struggled for form at the just concluded Euro 2020 tournament. Robert Pires spoke to RTL about Mbappe and his unimpressive performances in the colours of the French national team. Mbappe was a shadow of himself at Euro 2020 in comparison to Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament where he played a big role as France became champions for the second time.

Ex-Arsenal attacker Robert Pires said that fatigue might be responsible for the poor showing from Mbappe at Euro 2020 after a long and hard season with PSG. Mbappe was a key player for PSG as they lost out to Lille in the race for the French Ligue 1 title and were also eliminated at the semi-final stage of the Champions League. He scored 42 goals in 47 games for his French club in all competitions.

Robert Pires told the aforementioned media portal that it was obvious that Mbappe was blunt and worn out. He added that the former AS Monaco player didn’t have enough in the tank to speed past defenders at Euro 2020. Pires talked about Mbappe shortly before France faced Switzerland in the round of 16 at Euro 2020 as he banked on the player to rediscover his form. In the end, Mbappe didn’t get his explosive form back as France were dumped out by the Swiss team via penalty shootout after the two teams shared six goals at the end of 120 minutes.

France trailed by a lone goal to Switzerland at the break and were 3-1 ahead into the final ten minutes before they conceded two late goals to take the game to extra time and then penalties. Mbappe was the villain as he missed his spot kick to send France out of the tournament. Mbappe didn’t score any goal at the tournament.