Kylian Mbappe Embarrasses Ousmane Dembele In France Training

Kylian Mbappe is not the kind of footballer it would be fun to have to mark but it's not just his opponents that he makes a fool of. In France training he's also made a fool of his national teammate.

Trying to mark a footballer of great skill is usually difficult and often very annoying. If you get embarrassed more than once in the same match by the same players flicks and tricks all you want to do is go straight through them.

Of course it's easier said than done when up against one of the world's best. The only lucky thing about it is that when you come up against a Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo it's likely to only be for 90 minutes, twice a season.

Messi gets ready to make his teammates look stupid again. Image: PA Images
Messi gets ready to make his teammates look stupid again. Image: PA Images

The real poor sods in all of this are their teammates. Having to defend against the world's best day in, day out, trying not to be made a fool of and trying to impress your manager enough to play that weekend.

If you add in being a forward to all this then chances of being embarrassed grow more. As happened to Ousmane Dembele when he was sent back to Barcelona by France teammate Kylian Mbappe during a rondo:

The World champions had the weekend off from Nations League action and played a friendly against Iceland on Thursday night instead.

It was actually a pretty poor performance from the World Cup winners and they found themselves 2-0 down at home just before the hour mark.

Mbappe came on in the 60th minute and changed the game, he was involved in the build up to Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson scoring an own goal and in injury time the PSG forward scored the equaliser from the penalty spot.

Mbappe celebrates his equaliser against Iceland. Image: PA Images
Mbappe celebrates his equaliser against Iceland. Image: PA Images

France drew their opening Nations League game with Germany 0-0 last month, when they visited the 2014 World Cup winners, and followed it up with a 2-1 win over Netherlands.

Netherlands surprise win over Germany on Saturday night leaves France in a dominant position in the group ahead of their home game with Germany on Tuesday night.

If Mbappe is willing to do that to his colleagues imagine what he'll do to his opponents.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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