The controversial exit of Olivier Giroud on Tuesday after the victory of the Blues is reminiscent of other words from the former Montpellier which had made a lot of noise …
A 3-0 victory at the end of a well-mastered match, the return of the public, a double bringing him a little closer to Thierry Henry’s record …: Olivier Giroud had several reasons to be satisfied with his evening at the Stade de France on Tuesday after the preparation match against Bulgaria. And this all the more so since after the release of Karim Benzema, he had been entitled to more than 50 minutes. Is “More than he played in his last three months” with Chelsea, as Didier Deschamps treacherously recalled.
The Savoyard, however, criticized his teammates, complaining of not having been sufficiently served. ” Discreet 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. For once, with two good balls from Ben (Pavard) and Wissam (Ben Yedder), I could have finished well but we could have scored more goals if we had been more efficient “, He thus launched. Words intended primarily for Kylian Mbappé, not sufficiently collective for its taste. This outing did not fail to surprise, Didier Deschamps striving to extinguish the fire by asserting that it should not be ” branding Kylian or whoever“.
The Blues striker, who had made every effort to hold a very civilized speech since his arrival at Clairefontaine when it came to the return of Karim Benzema, is not yet his first slip. Because if Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema have long been opposed, it is in particular because of certain remarks that they had made in. The coach likes to evolve in 4-3-3 or in 4-2-3-1 so, at one point, it will be either him or me He said, ruling out that the two men could play together. A rivalry was born.