Hugo Broos (South Africa) after the defeat against the Blues: “With Mbappé, you play at 12”

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Hugo Broos (South Africa) after the defeat against the Blues: “With Mbappé, you play at 12”

Hugo Broos, coach of South Africa, largely beaten by the France team (5-0): “We knew that there was a real difference in level between the two teams. As I said the day before the game, the result was not important. Our team is young and it does not have the experience of France. They are the world champions. We fought. We did what we had to do. But again, there were too many differences. It’s not a shame to lose against this team, even with this score of 0-5. I also saw new players in my team.

The important thing is the qualifications (from CAN) next June. We had a lot of difficulties but we remained a team until the end. We tried to play football. At times, we succeeded. But given the level opposite, we were often unable to express what we wanted to do. The team does not have the quality to match France.

As I said on Monday, it was also not good news for us that Mbappé was playing. I am not happy with my French colleague. I would have preferred him to evolve it on Friday rather than this (Tuesday) evening (laughs). So many defenders suffer against him. You cannot neutralize it. He’s too fast. He scores. With him, you play at 12. This establishes the level of this player. »

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