Kylian Mbappe suffered an injury during the France match against Sweden.
France took a win by 1-0 over Sweden on Saturday but not without the France international getting hurt. He got a severe blow to his foot during the match.
Previously, the 21-year-old had come down ankle injury during PSG’s clash with Saint-Etienne and had managed to recover from it – only to get hurt again.
“It hurts a bit. I took a knock, but it will get better and better so it’s fine,” Mbappe told M6.
“We will recover well to be better against Croatia. We are going to work. It’s the coach who will decide if I play.”
“It was a complicated match. We fought well. It wasn’t easy, we had a few sequences to remember,” he said.
“We have seen that in the future it could be better. We will try to make this system work. It’s a new system, but the most important thing is the victory. We have started the group stage well.”
However, France coach Didier Deschamps does not want to risk putting Mbappe on the field again after the injury.
“He was better after the game,” Deschamps told reporters. “He took a bad blow on his sensitive ankle. He kept playing, even if I did not take any risk.
“We will see how he feels tomorrow [Sunday]. The other players too. I don’t want to take any risk. So let’s see how his ankle reacts tomorrow. I’ll talk with him to see if he can play on Tuesday against Croatia.”
Deschamps added: “I did not find him less strong than usual. He is not at his best, clearly, as others, but has this power to score all the time as he did on his action of his goal. There are not many players who can do that.
“He has some lightnings, he is maybe not into consistency but he is a permanent danger for the opponent. He had his injury and he tried everything to be there at the Champions League final eight where he plays the final.