If he knows that he will have his missed opportunity all his life against Emiliano Martinez in the last moments of the final across the throat, Randall Kolo Muani wants to “go get this goal”.
The Argentinians are not the only ones to replay the images of the World Cup final against the Blues. If most French players are careful not to dwell on this bad memory, Randall Kolo Muani does not hesitate to hurt himself. By his own admission, the tricolor striker still often looks at his huge missed opportunity in the last moments of extra time. While he had the third star at the tip of his foot, the former Nantes resident had come up against Emiliano Martinez, author of a legendary parade. “I know it by heart” he blew in front of the cameras of beIN Sports.
The Bondynois also has few regrets about the way he plays the action. “In my head, I thought to myself: ‘you have to shoot’ and I try to shoot at the near post but the goalkeeper makes a great save. I could lob the keeper or find Kylian because he’s on a good angle but on the action, I don’t see it. When you see the video, it’s too late, there’s nothing you can do”, he explained. Randall Kolo Muani nevertheless knows that this action will follow him all his life.
“I will have it for life across my throat”, he thus agreed. The 22-year-old striker, however, intends to use this immense frustration to go higher and take his revenge. “When I see the action, I don’t hurt myself. I tell myself that I have to fight and go get that goal, he explained. This is what will push me to surpass myself. This goal that I missed will give me strength.” And given his performance since the takeover with Eintracht Frankfurt, the method works.