The Chelsea striker came off the bench to score two late goals France wins 3-0 in a friendly against Bulgaria, but when a reporter asked him about his “calm” performance, he answered bluntly.
“You say I was silent, but it’s because sometimes I ask for the ball and it doesn’t reach me”, Giroud mentionned.
“Then I try to make as many calls as possible to my teammates and try to bring solutions to the box. “
According to L’Equipe, Mbappé felt distinguished by Giroud, especially since the 34-year-old highlighted the assists provided by Benjamin Pavard and Wissam Ben Yedder.
“With two good assists from Ben Yedder and Last name, I was able to finish the match well, but we could have scored more goals if we had been more efficient ”, Giroud added.
Giroud apologized to Mbappé after lunch at France, but reports in France indicate the 22-year-old was not satisfied and said Blues patron Didier Deschamps that he wanted to give a press conference on Thursday to give his version of the facts.
however, Deschamps dissuaded Mbappé, calmed him down and told him to focus on France‘s Euro 2020 opener against Germany Tuesday June 15.
Comments made by Giroud, say L’Equipe, did not affect the dressing room but left an impression on Mbappé, who is not happy with the big picture.
France received good news on Wednesday, because Karim Benzema only suffered one blow in Bulgaria’s victory and could be fit in time to face Germany.