The 23-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker is about to play her first major tournament with the French national team. She will be one of France's key attacking players at Euro 2022.
In 2019, Marie-Antoinette Katoto had everything to be the revelation of the World Cup played in France. Three years earlier, she had won the European Under-19 Championship with Les Bleuettes, finishing as top scorer (6 goals) at just 17 years of age. But Corinne Diacre snubbed her for the World Cup, reproaching her for her lack of efficiency in the big games. "It's one of my areas of improvement. With perseverance, I know that I will pass this stage," the player reacted in the columns of Le Parisien. She has largely passed that hurdle.
Since 2019, Marie-Antoinette Katoto has scored 18 goals in 21 appearances. At club level, she has scored 97 times in 95 games since her professional debut in 2017 with Paris Saint-Germain. Statistics that make the Colombes native one of the most coveted players on the planet. With Paris, her contract ends this summer and she has yet to extend. I know she is at a turning point in her career," Diacre said a few weeks ago. I just hope that things will be settled before the preparation for the Euro. The coach hopes to have Marie-Antoinette Katoto 100% focused on the competition to help Les Bleues go for the title.