French media has revealed the secret about Kylian Mbappe’s fitness in the World Cup, according to report.
The young forward played with lack of fitness in the semi-final against Belgium and the finals against Croatia of the World Cup far from being fit.
Though he managed to show some dazzling form against both teams as France won their second World Cup title in Russia.
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According to L'Equipe, the player suffered a blockage of three vertebrae the day before the match against Belgium while in his room.
"When he got out of bed to take a bath, he felt a terrible pain and then heard a snapping sound before collapsing."
France's medical team and their staff kept the back problems a secret in order to avoid giving their opponents an advantage.
Mbappe scored the fourth goal for the Les Bleu despite the pain and injury as France claimed the title.