'Running through the field, you couldn't catch him': Cantona trolls Argentina in Mbappe song (VIDEO)

5 Jul, 2018 14:33
'Running through the field, you couldn't catch him': Cantona trolls Argentina in Mbappe song (VIDEO)
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French football legend Eric Cantona has trolled Argentina with an hilarious song that references Kylian Mbappe’s wondrous run to win a penalty in France’s 4-3 defeat of La Albiceleste.

In an Instagram post, former Manchester United captain and 'Les Bleus' forward Cantona ridicules the Argentina defense’s failure to contain a rampant Mbappe to the tune of ‘Don’t Cry for me Argentina’ from the film ‘Evita’.

Cantona sings: “Don’t cry 4-3 Argentina, the truth is he is faster than you. Running through the field, you could not catch him, you tried your hardest, he kept his distance,” before exclamation that Mbappe is “amazing”.

The five-time Premier League title winner Cantona then compares the PSG striker, 19, to a speedy character from the popular Japanese anime series Captain Tsubasa.

Mbappe’s mazy run began from inside his own half and featured a burst of pace that left Javier Mascherano in his wake before Marcos Rojo brought the teenage striker down in the area. Antoine Griezmann stepped up to fire France in front from the spot.

Despite Argentina then taking a 2-1 lead at Kazan Arena, France went on to win the game 4-3 with a wonder strike from full back Benjamin Pavard and then a double from Mbappe himself, which inspired Cantona’s ditty.

Cantona also made fun of Brazil's Neymar after the striker sported a striking blonde haircut that some fans compared to a bowl of pasta.

Mbappe’s heroics earned France quarter final date with Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday, which they go into as favourites to earn themselves a semifinal berth in St. Petersburg on July 10 against either Brazil or Belgium.

Uruguay eliminated Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in the last 16 with a brilliant brace from Edinson Cavani to win 2-1, having topped Group A without losing a game or conceding a single goal.