Liverpool's Ibrahima Konate breaks silence on Instagram after losing in World Cup Final
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Liverpool's Ibrahima Konate breaks silence on Instagram after losing in World Cup Final

Ibrahima Konaté broke his silence after the World Cup final with a message on Instagram. The Liverpool star briefly featured for France.

To say things didn’t go Ibrahima Konaté‘s way on Sunday would be an understatement. The Frenchman didn’t start the game as Didier Deschamps went with Raphael Varane and Dayot Upamecano as his centre-back partnership.

Konaté did eventually get on – but only for the final eight minutes of extra-time. It’s worth mentioning that he still managed to impress in those eight minutes, though.

France ultimately fell to Argentina on penalties, however. It was heartbreak for them after twice coming from behind to force the shoot-out. Konaté wasn’t among the selected takers, meaning he could only watch as the South Americans finally found a way to put France away.

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How does that feel the day after, then? Konaté took to Instagram to send a message about the defeat and he’s gone very philosophical with it.

“All great successes were preceded by several great failures,” he wrote.

Ibrahima Konaté on the World Cup final

Konaté might just feel this one more than most in that France side. He came unbelievably close to winning every single major trophy in 2022 – and only a few goals here and there stopped him.

There was the Premier League title race, where only a late winner by Manchester City against Aston Villa halted Liverpool’s march. The Reds then fell to a single goal in the Champions League final, despite Konaté’s incredible performance.

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Now he loses the World Cup final on a penalty shoot-out. It’ll be difficult to avoid feeling like the world is against him.

We’ll back Konaté to return stronger than ever, though. He’s only just getting started in football as a 23-year-old with all the potential in the world.

But maybe we’re doing him a disservice there. Konaté has shown across this tournament that he’s not just potential – he’s already capable of playing at the absolute highest level.

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