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Kylian Mbappe makes Ronald Koeman eat his words over Newcastle dig as he sends France to Euro 2024

Ronald Koeman was left with egg on his face as Kylian Mbappe put on a masterclass to send France to Euro 2024.

The Netherlands manager, who had aimed a dig at the Paris Saint-Germain striker in the build up, saw the 24-year-old open the scoring in the seventh minute.

Koeman took on Mbappe in his press conference

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Koeman took on Mbappe in his press conferenceCredit: Getty
But he saw the striker score inside seven minutes

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But he saw the striker score inside seven minutesCredit: Getty
Mbappe beat his marker to a cross and reeled off in celebration

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Mbappe beat his marker to a cross and reeled off in celebrationCredit: ViaPlay

Brilliantly directing in a first-time volley from a Jonathan Clauss cross, Mbappe left the Dutch in a difficult position.

The same can be said of Koeman too, who was asked why beating France wouldn’t be too difficult ahead of the game.

Backing his team to take the three points, he said: “The highest possible achievement is to win.

“I recently saw Newcastle United against PSG in the Champions League and Kylian Mbappe also participated.”

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Mbappe had a night to forget against the Magpies in the Champions League, barely touching the ball in a 4-1 defeat.

But for his country, he was back to his best, showing Koeman it may not be wise to taunt him.

The ex-Monaco man then got his second of the night in the 53rd minute in what was an exquisite strike.

Taking aim from outside the box, Mbappe gloriosly curled home an effort into the top right corner from outside the box.

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Koeman was made to eat his words following his dig at Mbappe

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Koeman was made to eat his words following his dig at Mbappe

The cameras cut to Koeman on the bench, who cut a frustrated figure in the dugout.

Holland did manage to pull a goal back late on through left-back Quilindschy Hartman in the 83rd minute.

But they couldn’t nick a late equaliser, with defeat leaving them third in Group B – three points Greece in second spot following their 2-1 win against Ireland.

As for France, they have ensured they will be playing at Euro 2024 in Germany having triumphed in all six of their qualifying matches.

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