The world champions begin their Group F campaign against Germany on Tuesday night, but the past few days have been overshadowed by an apparent row between the forwards following a friendly 3-0 victory over Bulgaria.
After the game, Chelsea striker Giroud appeared to accuse his young teammate of refusing to pass him and ignoring his races, which sparked the anger of the Paris Saint-Germain striker, who wanted to hold a conference press to get his opinion on the story through – until he is deterred.
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But Pogba says there is no problem between the two and insists that morale is high in the team: “No, the only tension is on the back and the legs! The Manchester United midfielder joked.
There is always a good atmosphere with everyone. Between Olivier and Kylian, there is nothing. Or at least there was nothing in front of me.
“Maybe what was said was transmitted poorly. “
France are the big favorites to win the tournament and have one of the most threatening lines, with Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema and Ousmane Dembele all options alongside Giroud – who comes close to Thierry Henry’s goal record in France.
Pogba said in a press conference that Mbappe is one of the most talented players available for boss Didier Deschamps, but jokingly said he could do more to help the team as a whole.
“You know Kylian, you know his qualities. He can score and make good passes. He does amazing things at his age.
“He’s an altruistic player. But I always tell him it would be good if he defended more to help the midfielders (laughs).
“In any case, I didn’t see anything and you don’t feel any tension. Nothing came out. “
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