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Kylian Mbappe "affected" by Olivier Giroud's complaints

Sun 13 June 2021 | 16:28

Olivier Giroud complained about a lack of service after France friendly against Bulgaria, and his team-mate Kylian Mbappe admits he was disappointed to hear the striker speak publicly about it.

"

I spoke with Olivier Giroud. Everyone knows what happened,"

the PSG star said at a press conference. 

"It is true that I was a little affected by it. But we are not going to make a big deal about it because we are here to represent France, that is the most important thing.

"What he said didn't bother me more than that, I'm a striker and I've had this feeling 365 times in a game.

"I congratulated him in the locker room, he didn't say anything to me and then I heard from the press. He didn't say anything bad. It's more the fact of talking about it publicly, I would have preferred to let him come and be even more vocal in the locker room. But that's not a problem, these are small trifles. The team does not need us to get in the way."

Didier Deschamps says that he has talked to the team about this issue and believes there is no problem.

"

That Olivier Giroud, like any striker, says that he does not receive the balls, it is a non-problem,"

he said in an interview with Telefoot.

"There was no convocation, I discuss it with the whole of the group. Today, whatever we may say, the slightest word leads to interpretation, which can be diverse and varied.

"The most important thing is what happens internally. And internally, there is no problem."

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