The 2022 FIFA World Cup Final between Argentina and France is the best game in football history. From the first goal by Lionel Messi to the World Cup-winning save by Emiliano Martinez, from Messi lifting the World Cup to the heartbroken Kylian Mbappe winning the Golden Boot. Undoubtedly, the final is the best game in football history.
Recently, in an interview, the French striker Kylian Mbappe was asked about that World Cup Final. This is what he replied:
“I would exchange my hat trick for a 1-0 win!”
Here is the complete conversation:
Interviewer: Are you aware that on that night (the World Cup Final), you entered the history of football?
Mbappe: I would exchange my three goals for an ugly own goal and a 1-0 win. You want to forget it, but people talk to you about it; the whole planet tells you about it. They say ‘thank you,’ but I say ‘for what? We did not win!’
Mbappe is the only player in football history to score a hat trick in a World Cup final. No player has done it in the finals. Moreover, even after scoring a hat trick, you ended up on the losing side.