Giroud-Mbappé, first confusion

The first match of the Blues against Australia brings back the memory of a falling out between Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud after the inaugural duel against the Socceros in 2018.

Olivier Giroud is unsinkable. While he long seemed to have to give up on the World Cup in Qatar, unassailable, the Savoyard finally convinced Didier Deschamps to call him up for this Qatari World Cup. Better, promised to a role of lining, the Milan striker should start the competition in the titular costume. Consequence of the forfeit of Karim Benzema.

The presence of the native of Chambéry at the forefront of the tricolor attack will not be to displease Kylian Mbappe. ” I play differently, people ask me other things here than they ask me at the club. I have a lot more freedom here. The coach knows that there is a number 9 like Oliv’ (Giroud) who occupies the defenses. Me, I can walk around, go into space, ask for the balloons“, he confided after the match against Austria in september.

A little sentence that does not pass

A year ago, Kylian Mbappé was however in completely different arrangements with regard to the former Gunner. The fault with a small sentence dropped by Olivier Giroud after the preparation match against the Bulgaria. “Discreet because sometimes we go shopping but the balls don’t arrive. I tried to make good calls in the box and for once I had good balls from Ben (Pavard) and Wissam (Ben Yedder) and I was able to finish well », he had launched. A little phrase that had enraged the Bondynois.

But this confusion was not the first between Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud. The inaugural match against Australia in 2018 indeed gave rise to a first serious clash between the two men. Despite the victory, the second top scorer in the history of the Blues did not hesitate to point out the lack of defensive involvement. The Parisian striker was targeted and took this remark very badly in the public square. And this despite the criticisms of Didier Deschamps who had abounded in the direction of Olivier Giroud in the debrief of the match by passing a soap to the Parisian striker.

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