See how France boss reacted to Giroud vs Mbappe spat

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France kick off their Euro 2020 campaign with a game against Germany on Tuesday, June 15.

However, there have been reports that there is unrest in the camp, following a statement made by Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

Giroud scored a brace as France defeated Bulgaria 3-0, but he seemed to suggest that he lacked service from his teammates.

According to L’Equipe, PSG and France striker Kylian Mbappe felt singled out by Giroud’s comments, especially as the Chelsea striker spoke highly of the assists provided by Benjamin Pavard and Wissam Ben Yedder.

Meanwhile, France boss Didier Deschamps attempted to diffuse the situation after the game by claiming that Giroud’s comments were not aimed at Mbappe.

“If you received the ball after each time you called for it, it is always the same, the attacker says, “I am making runs but it’s on the midfield”. The midfielders will say that it is on the attackers,” said Deschamps.

“Sometimes, the pass isn’t forthcoming, sometimes it is down the movement. But this is not a stigmatisation of Kylian or whoever.

“Kylian, I spoke to him at half-time. He knows it very well, Olivier does not have the same profile as Karim.

“He has a more axial position of pivot, while in the first half, the three could switch to be in any zone.

“Olivier does not have the same profile. They have choices to make, they don’t always have to be interpreted. If they take an individual action instead of passing, it is up to them to choose, when it is not the game that imposes on them.”

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