Kylian Mbappe has declared himself “100 per cent” fit for France’s World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday, despite having sustained an ankle injury in a training session
The teenage sensation was forced to leave a team training session early on Tuesday after a challenge from behind by central defender Adil Rami.
Mbappe was reported to have been unable to get off the ground for several moments afterwards.
But the 19-year-old has now insisted that it was just a scare and that he is certainly ready to face Australia for France.
“I’m 100 per cent, I wanted to continue,” said Mbappe, according to Goal.
“Club or national training is the same. We play as we train. These are things that happen and will happen again. It’s a bit innocuous, it’s a little late, certainly, but no-one died!”
In his first season at Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe combined with the club all-time record goalscorer Edinson Cavani and Neymar to form a dangerous attacking trio for the Ligue 1 giants.
Now Mbappe is hoping to do the same with fellow strikers Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele for France.
Although he acknowledged that they must also be alert defensively as well.
He said: “We are three players who appreciate each other and there is a lot of movement and speed.
“But we can improve our defensive [work]. We cannot arrive in this competition with a team cut in half.
“We must also be more effective in front of goal, we will not have 60 opportunities. Sometimes we will have one and it will be necessary to put it away.”
Mbappe has scored four goals in his 15 appearances for France at international level.