The divide in France deepens as Kylian Mbappe “rejects the excuses” of Olivier Giroud before Euro 2020 – –

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The divide in France deepens as Kylian Mbappe “rejects the excuses” of Olivier Giroud before Euro 2020 – –


Kylian Mbappe has rejected Olivier Giroud’s apology following comments he made after France’s 3-0 win over Bulgaria on Tuesday.
The internal divide threatens to dampen French hopes as they aim for the success of Euro 2020 in the coming weeks.

Giroud came off the bench to score twice on Tuesday night as Didier Deschamps continues to shuffle his pack.

The boss of France has a plethora of options at his disposal, but two of his main attack weapons appear to be at loggerheads.

After Bulgaria’s victory, the Chelsea striker said: “Sometimes you are shopping and the ball just doesn’t come.



Kylian Mbappe did not accept Olivier Giroud’s apology

Mbappe was angered by his comments and even asked Deschamps if he could call a press conference to give his side of the story as he felt they were meant for him.

RMC Sport reports that the French boss has rejected his request, but the problem appears to have deepened.

It is understood that Giroud clarified his comments and said his words “ran away with him” and that his comments were not aimed at any player.

This explanation was not well received by Mbappe, however, who seems to be keeping his anger.

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Deschamps tried to calm the situation by saying: “If you received the ball after each call, it’s always the same.

“The striker says, ‘I’m racing, but it’s in midfield.’ Midfielders will say it’s about forwards. Sometimes the pass doesn’t come, sometimes it’s due to movement. But that’s not a stigma of Kylian or anyone else. ”

The France boss even called a meeting with the pair in an effort to resolve the situation amid fears it could hamper their tournament ambitions.

Deschamps wants the team to overcome the situation and release all tension, but the unease persists.

After the team reunion, Giroud reportedly gave Mbappe a hug after providing him with two assists in a small match in training.

France enter Euro 2020 as favorites after their World Cup success in Russia three years ago.

They seek to emulate the France team of 2000 by supporting a World Cup winner with Euro glory.

However, friction within the camp is nothing new after the team’s well-documented fallout at the World Cup in 2010.

Nicolas Anelka was sent home after facing coach Raymond Domenech before lawlessness erupted and France sent back to the group stage.

Germany, Portugal and Hungary are found alongside France in Group F.

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