“Let’s see if I have a race with Mbappe and beat him” - Barcelona star makes feelings clear ahead of Euro 2024 face-off with Kylian Mbappe

Barcelona star makes feelings clear ahead of face off with Kylian Mbappe in Euro 2024 semi-final.
Barcelona star makes feelings clear ahead of face off with Kylian Mbappe in Euro 2024 semi-final. Getty

Barcelona forward Ferran Torres spoke about facing Kylian Mbappe in Spain's Euro 2024 semi-final clash against France. The match is set to take place on Tuesday, June 9, at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the French captain had recorded a higher sprint speed than the Spaniard. Ahead of La Roja's fight against Les Bleus to reach this year's tournament finals, Torres said (via Get Spanish Football News):

"Let’s see if I have a race with Mbappé … And beat him in speed during the semi-finals."

As Kylian Mbappe is debuting for Real Madrid in the upcoming season, and Ferran Torres' contract with the Blaugrana is valid until June 30, 2027, both players are expected to play against each other in club football.

Ferran Torres, who made his senior debut for Spain in 2020, has netted 20 goals and provided four assists in 45 appearances across all competitions for his nation. Mbappe, meanwhile, recorded 48 goals and 34 assists in 83 matches for France since his senior debut in 2017.

France won the UEFA European Championship twice, in 1984 and 2000, while Spain claimed the title in 1964, 2008, and 2012.


Kylian Mbappe refers to Barcelona star as 'boss' after France's Euro 2024 quarter-final performance

French forward Kylian Mbappe referred to Jules Kounde as a "boss" in a comment on the Barcelona defender's Instagram post following Les Bleus' 5-3 win on penalties against Portugal in the quarter-final of Euro 2024.

The 25-year-old shared pictures from the clash with the caption:

"Heading to the semis!! A team win 😤🔥"

Mbappe praised Jules Kounde's celebratory post for France's semi-final qualification in this year's tournament on Instagram and commented:

"Boss"

Jules Kounde, who joined Barcelona in 2022, has netted three goals and provided 10 assists in 83 appearances across all competitions for the Spanish giants.

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Edited by Nicolaas Ackermann
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