Mbappe gives his verdict on Spain after Lopetegui's sack

World Cup 2018 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/06/2018


Kylian Mbappe has given his verdict on Spain after the Spanish federation showed coach Julen Lopetegui the exit door with just two days to the World Cup.

Mbappe has not ruled out Spain been one of the favourites to win the tournament in Russia.

"[They are still a favourite] because they've won everything and are used to these major tournaments,"

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"We spoke about it for a couple of minutes during our camp because it was in the news, but those on the pitch will be the same.

"They also want to win and they'll be the same.

"They'll have a different coach, but the players are very competitive and will be determined to win," he said during a press conference on Wednesday.

Spain will play their opener against Portugal on Friday, France will start theirs against Australia on Saturday.