Member of the Dream Team RMC Sport, Emmanuel Petit did not appreciate the controversy between Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé. The winner of Euro 2000 finds that the reactions of the two players of the France team are “out of place” in this affair.
Two days away from launching its Euro in Munich against Germany (9 p.m.), the France team is polluted by what Kylian Mbappé described as “trifles” with his teammate Olivier Giroud. At the end of the last friendly match (3-0) against Bulgaria, the Chelsea striker complained of “balls that do not arrive”.
A statement that targeted Kylian Mbappé, even if Olivier Giroud did not name his teammate. This Sunday, at a press conference, the PSG striker returned to this episode with a certain frankness.
“We talked about it, it’s true that we discussed about it. It’s true that we talked about it a lot, maybe because there weren’t a lot of other things to do. to say … Everyone knows a little what happened, I was a little affected by that but we are not going to make a big deal of it, entrusted Mbappé. We are here to represent the team of France and the French team remain the most important. We have a great competition. These are not small trifles that will disrupt our preparation. We have a common goal, me and him (Giroud). We are all focused on the same goal. “
Winner of the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, Emmanuel Petit did not appreciate the public unpacking in recent days. “The controversy with Giroud: at the same time I find that Giroud’s reaction is out of place, just like that of Mbappé, noted the former midfielder of the Blues. I find that it is a lot of ink spent for nothing at all. “
“It reminds me of Neymar at PSG”
If he did not feel “embarrassed” more than that by the substance of Olivier Giroud’s words, Kylian Mbappé, however, did not appreciate having learned it through the press. But the behavior displayed by the PSG player is difficult for Emmanuel Petit. “When things do not go his way, he is often annoyed. It reminds me of Neymar at PSG, he compared. With his status, it would be good if he took mental strength to go over all that.”
Released on injury last Tuesday against Bulgaria, Karim Benzema should be able to regain his place at the forefront of the attack of the France team, in the company of Kylian Mbappé, both supported by Antoine Griezmann. Faced with the media this Sunday, the Parisian striker explained this “dispute” with Olivier Giroud by his difference in profile compared to Karim Benzema. A victory against Mannschaft will undoubtedly make it possible to forget these disputes within the group of the Blues.