There is evidently ongoing tension between French team-mates Kylian Mbappe and Oliver Giroud, with reports suggesting Mbappe has been boiled over after comments made by the Chelsea striker. Despite Giroud scoring twice in the friendly against Bulgaria, he looked unhappy. So what happened between Mbappe and Giroud?
What happened between Mbappe and Giroud?
Kylian Mbappe and Oliver Giroud were reportedly at odds over the amount of tickets between them. Giroud, who is just five goals away from becoming France’s top scorer, appeared to be attacking his teammates for what he considered a lack of service. Although the Chelsea striker has not taken on any names, it is understood that he was referring to Mbappe.
Speaking after the game, Giroud said: “Sometimes we run the races but the balls don’t come… You say I wasn’t seen much at first, but maybe we could have met a little more.” Giroud was perhaps referring to two chances during the second half, when Mbappe tried to score while the Chelsea striker presented himself as an option. According to reports of the team, the PSG star was so furious that he wanted to hold a press conference to spread his side of the story.
France Euro 2020 Games
Tuesday, June 15, 2021: France v Germany (Wednesday, June 16 at 12:30 pm IST)
Saturday, June 19, 2021: Hungary vs. France (6:30 pm IST)
Wednesday, June 23, 2021: Portugal vs France (Thursday, June 24 at 12:30 pm IST)
French national team for Euro 2020
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mike Maignan (Lille);
Defenders: Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Leo Dubois (Lyon), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Lucas Digne (Everton), Clement Lenglet (Barcelona ), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea);
Means: N’golo Kante (Chelsea), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham);
Strikers: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, Marcus Thuram (Borussia Monchengladbach), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) , Thomas Lemar (Atlético de Madrid), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona).
How to watch France’s Euro 2020 matches live in India?
Fans wondering where to watch the live stream of France’s Euro 2020 matches in India can do so on Sony Sports Network. The live stream of the France Euro 2020 matches will be available on the SonyLIV app. Meanwhile, live scores and updates from the Euro 2020 matches can be accessed on the French national team’s Twitter.