AS Monaco congratulates World Cup “champions”

Monaco’s football team has congratulated players who took part in the World Cup who at one time played for the Principality side.

“AS Monaco would like to congratulate the Blues, especially its 2017 French Champions Djibril Sidibe, Thomas Lemar, Benjamin Mendy and Kylian Mbappe, now World Cup champions,” the club said on its website.

AS Monaco is very proud to count today, with Kylian Mbappé, a new world champion trained in its academy. Like his proud elders, his name will forever be associated with AS Monaco, the club said.

“The club also salutes the success of Didier Deschamps, who began his coaching career with AS Monaco. AS Monaco highlights the performance of Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, a finalist, who was outstanding throughout the competition.

“The club also congratulates its captain Falcao, Joao Moutinho, Keita Baldé, Kamil Glik and all AS Monaco players who competed.”

Dmitry Rybolovlev, President of AS Monaco, said: “Congratulations to all those outstanding champions who make the club proud. I have a special thought for Djibril Sidibé, Kylian Mbappé, Benjamin Mendy and Thomas Lemar. Two years after helping AS Monaco win an eighth Ligue 1 title, here they are as world champions. This ultimate title rewards their talent, a flawless state of mind and of course all the work they’ve done for years, including those in the red and white jersey.”