Football – PSG
On the eve of the match against Germany, Didier Deschamps was once again invited to comment on the relationship between Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé.
« If I’m discreet it’s because sometimes we go shopping but the balloons don’t arrive (…) You say that I was not seen much at the beginning but maybe we could have been better be located “. This sentence pronounced by Olivier Giroud, after the encounter with the Bulgaria did not leave indifferent Kylian Mbappé. Felt targeted by the words of his partner, the player of the PSG would have struggled to digest them. Present at a press conference this Sunday, Mbappé delivered his truths about this episode: ” We talked about it, we discussed it, it made people talk, everyone knows what happened, I was a little affected but we are not going to make a big deal out of it, the France team remains the most important, trifles will not disturb our preparation, we are focused on the same goal. What he said didn’t bother me more than that, I’m a forward and I’ve had that feeling 365 times in a game. But it’s more to release it publicly. I congratulated him in the locker room, he didn’t say anything to me and then I heard from the press. He didn’t say anything mean. It’s more the fact of taking him out publicly, I would have preferred him to come and be even more virulent in the locker room. But that’s not a problem, these are little trifles. The team does not need us to get in the way ».
“Tension? That’s a really big word “
On the eve of the match againstGermany, Didier Deschamps was again asked about the existence of tensions between Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud. « Tension? That’s a really big word. Internally, I haven’t seen any tension. I am impervious to what happens outside. The players are more connected and often they are told words that could be interpreted. There wasn’t a big wave or anything. Just discussions like I have on a regular basis. From Thursday, everyone got into a training session with the aim of being ready for the match against Germany ” confided the coach of theFrench team in an interview with beIN SPORTS.