Jean-Baptiste Sarrazin 22:25 p.m., March 26, 2023, modified at 22:30 p.m., March 26, 2023

Becoming the fifth top scorer in the history of the France team, PSG striker Kylian Mbappé never ceases to panic the counters. With 38 goals with the Blues, Bondy's prodigy is only three lengths behind Michel Platini, his new "target" and could reach Giroud's record faster than expected.

Now in the top 5 of the best scorers in the history of the football France team after his double against the Netherlands, Kylian Mbappé has a total of 38 goals for 67 caps. Statistics that suggest that the PSG striker could quickly become the top scorer of the Blues, a ranking currently dominated by Olivier Giroud with 53 goals. Present at a press conference before the match against Ireland counting for the Euro 2024 qualifiers, the native of Bondy has already defined his next "target": Michel Platini. With 41 goals in Blue, the 1984 European champion could very quickly be overtaken by Kylian Mbappé.

But some see the Paris Saint-Germain star even higher. This is how Marc Libbra, present in Europe 1 Sport (every evening from 20 pm to 23 pm), took the bet to see Kylian Mbappé overtake Olivier Giroud before the end of 2023. An opinion shared by Javier Prietos Santos: "There are seven matches left (in 2023), for a UFO like Mbappe, it is possible," justified the journalist in the show. The Blues must face Gibraltar twice, a small team against which the French attackers can further improve their statistics. But for that, Kylian Mbappé, who is 15 goals behind Olivier Giroud, will have to score at least one double per game.

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"Sports nationalism"

But for Luc Sonor, it means a total absence of Olivier Giroud. Certainly, Kylian Mbappé "can put six against Gibraltar, but Giroud will score so he will increase the record," explained the journalist in Europe 1 Sport. Anyway the top scorer in the history of PSG should at least equal or even surpass Michel Platini. "By launching the name of Platini, he wants to sit at the table of the 'Greats'," analyzed Grégory Schneider.

"There is a hope for sporting nationalism in him. Remember there was the need for him to win the Champions League with PSG, with a French club, "then continued the journalist of Liberation at the microphone of Lionel Rosso. After a successful first test against the Netherlands last Friday, the new captain of Les Bleus will have to confirm as leader of the France in Ireland this Monday evening in this match counting for the qualifications of Euro 2024 and to follow in full in Europe 1 Sport.