What happened between Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe as Paul Pogba sets firm stance

France striker Kylian Mbappe was reportedly left unconvinced by Olivier Giroud’s comments in the build-up to Euro 2020.

Les Bleus comfortably beat Bulgaria 3-0 earlier in the week, with Giroud coming off the bench to score a brace late on.

However, the Chelsea striker was frustrated about the amount of passes he received from his team-mates – and the comments reportedly left Mbappe furious.

After France’s victory over Bulgaria, Giroud said: “Sometimes you make the runs and ball is not arriving. Perhaps we could have found each other better, there it is.”

According to RMC Sport, the Paris Saint-Germain star wanted to call a press conference to talk about Giroud’s comments, but France boss Didier Deschamps was not so keen on the matter ahead of the Euros.

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The same French outlet are reporting that Giroud tried to make things better with Mbappe by apologising to his international team-mate at training, but he was left unconvinced.

Giroud apparently said that his post-match comments ‘ran away with him’ and that they were directed at a number of players.

Deschamps is said to have called a meeting between his two forwards to try and solve the issue. As well as this, the France boss supposedly held a meeting with the whole squad – with the instruction to move on being the main subject.

After the squad meeting, Giroud reportedly hugged Mbappe after assisting him twice in a training match.

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Manchester United and France star Paul Pogba has also now responded to the rumours of a rift within the camp, but the midfielder played the talk down.

“No, the only tension is on the back and legs,” Pogba said.

“There is always a great atmosphere with everyone. Between Olivier and Kylian, there is nothing.

“Or at least there has been nothing in front of me. Maybe what was…


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