After Olivier Giroud’s little sentence after France-Bulgaria, Kylian Mbappé clearly displayed his dissatisfaction. The PSG striker did not appreciate the words of his teammate, who tried to clarify the situation.
He clearly did not appreciate the words of Olivier Giroud, pointing Tuesday night balls that “did not arrive” during the match won 3-0 by the team of France against Bulgaria. On Wednesday, Kylian Mbappé was described as annoyed all day.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker kept his face closed and didn’t speak much to his teammates. And as reported The team, he actually wanted to go to the press conference on Thursday to rectify certain things in front of journalists. But Didier Deschamps refused.
Despite Giroud’s explanation, Mbappé still closed
Noting the unease, Olivier Giroud went to speak Thursday afternoon to Kylian Mbappé to try to clarify the situation. He told her his words had gone a bit beyond his thoughts, explaining that he felt attacked by his interviewer’s question. The Blues scorer also clarified that he did not only criticize the Parisian, because he was thinking of other actions, in particular one with N’Golo Kanté and another with Benjamin Pavard.
Olivier Giroud thus admitted to having made a communication error. Still, Kylian Mbappé continued to show his dissatisfaction in front of the rest of the group, showing himself a little sulky in training Thursday late afternoon. Still very smiling and playful usually, he appeared very closed. The manager then spoke individually to the two players, and then to the whole group, to say that it was necessary to move on, even if a communication error had indeed been made.
We will now have to see how Kylian Mbappé will react in the coming days. In the meantime, Olivier Giroud tried to pick up the pieces again, giving him a hug at the end of training, during which they exchanged a lot of passes. But the tension is still there.