The trio faced off in the Blues’ last game against Switzerland, in which they lost a 3-1 lead before falling dramatically on penalties.
France arrived at the tournament as favorites after their World Cup triumph three years ago, but team morale raised immediate concerns due to a public feud between Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe.
Further tensions were exposed in the knockout meeting with Switzerland as Pogba faced a perceived lack of defensive contribution.
The Manchester United midfielder scored a sensational long-distance goal to extend France’s lead, but Bayern Munich right-back Pavard approached Real Madrid center-back Varane to voice concerns about the return by Pogba.
“Benj (Pavard) thinks you don’t defend enough,” Varane – who is heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford – told Pogba, according to The Parisian .
The latter was not well received by the latter, who furiously approached Pavard to ask him: “What did you say ?!”
The report claims Pavard responded to the former Juventus star with insults, while also suggesting that the lack of harmony in the squad contributed to the loss on penalties.
Pogba reportedly apologized to vice-captain Varane in the locker room after the game, before the defender delivered a unifying message to the squad.
However, French media say it hasn’t done much to improve the strained relationship between the players, with Mbappe and Giroud among those still at odds.
Manager Didier Deschamps struggled to rekindle the unity his team demonstrated in Russia in 2018 and the report adds that there were multiple issues between the younger and older players.
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Additionally, coronavirus regulations preventing players from leaving the squad bubble to see family and friends have made the mood even worse.
Nonetheless, Deschamps insisted he was getting nowhere despite France leaving Euro 2020 in the round of 16.
“That is not the question,” he said of stepping down from his role. “There is unity and solidarity in this team. I am responsible, when things go wrong, I am with them, they are with me.
“We will need time to deal with this. There are no magic formulas, there are balances to be found in the future. “
Meanwhile, the president of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graet, plans to meet with Deschamps next week.
“We will meet next week. I always let 10 days go by first, ”said La Graet. Your winter . “We will meet in my office in Guingamp and spend the day together.
“Everyone needs to think about what went well and what didn’t. We will spend the day discussing. He is a friend, someone who has always been faithful. This is his first failure. “