Called up for the first time by Didier Deschamps, Randal Kolo Muani, the young Eintracht Frankfurt striker, discovers the France team. Replacing Kylian Mbappé, in the last moments, during the tricolor victory against Austria (2-0), the former FC Nantes striker was able to appreciate, for a few seconds, the atmosphere of the international level. A positive trajectory for which he has continued to gain momentum in recent months. Loaned this summer from the Canary Islands to the Eagles, the 23-year-old player thus took his first steps in the Bundesliga, in the Champions League and therefore with the Blues. All in just a few weeks.
Winner of the Coupe de France with Nantes on May 7, Kolo Muani now makes Oliver Glasner happy. Author of 2 goals and 5 assists in 11 games in all competitions since the start of the season, the Bondy boy spoke at length about this great promotion in an interview with the Parisian. “In football you can go very fast in one direction or the other. You have to be prepared for the best and the worst and I think I am. We must not regret anything, always give everything on the pitch. That’s what I do. Over the years, I have accelerated my pace of work. I put myself in the shoes of a true professional and it worked quite well for me, although when I was younger they said I was a bit indifferent»This was recognized, at first, by the one who was still playing for Nacional, at US Boulogne, just over two years ago.
From the National to the Nation!
Proud of the progress made, the new Frankfurt leader has admitted, despite everything, that he did not expect to be summoned: “It is a special moment, incredible. I’m still in shock. When I found out about my call, I was alone, at home. My brother told me that they could call me, I saw articles coming out, but I didn’t expect it at all. My first instinct was to call my parents. They were very happy, limited to tears in their eyes.He notably gave credit to the FCN-trained player before revealing a well-kept secret about his ambitions with the national team. “I wanted to play for the French national team, one day for a big club, to be on television. There she realized a dream. I must have been a bit lucky and I honestly didn’t think it would happen there. I had in mind that I would be in the France team in 2023. It was my little secret for me..
Taking advantage of a heavily revised roster following the numerous injuries suffered by the regular starters, Kolo Muani recognizes his opportunity but intends to make the most of it. Before returning to Denmark, this Sunday night, for the Blues’ last rehearsal before the World Cup, the Bondynois keep their feet on the ground but never stop dreaming of a brighter future: “If they called me it is because they look at what I do and above all that I can be part of this team. It only depends on me to work, to perform well in my club. The World Cup is a dream.”. Now it remains to be seen whether Didier Deschamps will make the dream of the person in question come true. Nothing is less certain but you never know…