There is no fire at home, but Olivier Giroud’s post-match statements did not fail to challenge observers. Came in front of the microphone of the chain The team at the end of the victory of the France team against Bulgaria (3-0), the player of Chelsea, author of a double, responded to a comment from the journalist who told him that he had been rather “Discreet” when he entered the game (just before half-time), before planting two goals and getting closer to Thierry Henry’s record (46 goals for Giroud against 51 for the 98 world champion).
” Discreet ? It’s because sometimes we go shopping, but the balloons don’t arrive. Afterwards, I do not pretend to always make the right calls, but I did my best to give solutions in the area. So, with two good balls from Ben Pavard and Wissam Ben Yedder, I was able to finish well, but we could have scored more goals if we had been more efficient. You say that I was not seen much at the beginning, but maybe we could have been better. “
Mbappé asked to speak at a press conference
A response immediately interpreted as a spade sent to Kylian Mbappé. Nothing very bad, even if it is screaming that the Paris Saint-Germain player has a better technical relationship with Karim Benzema than with Giroud. A media release that Didier Deschamps also wanted to rectify very quickly, just to prevent the controversy from spreading. “Ah, if the balloons arrived every time on the calls!” It’s always the same, the attacker says: “I’m making a call, but it comes from the midfielders”, the midfielders will say that it is the attackers. Olivier says it can happen. It may be the truth some times. In some situations, it is the pass that does not come. “
Not enough to call into question the harmony within the blue house, even if The team reveals this Thursday that Mbappé did not appreciate the statements of his teammate. Aware of the scope of his words, Giroud went to discuss with the Parisian in order to calm things down. Mbappé listened to the explanation of the Londoner, but he was obviously not completely convinced since, “Under the effect of anger”, as the newspaper writes, Mbappé asked Didier Deschamps to come and speak this Thursday at a press conference to explain himself. A request that the coach has obviously rejected.