The French coach confirmed that he has spoken to both stars of his team.
coach Didier Deschamps has confirmed that he has mediated in the recent clash between Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud.
Following France's 3-0 friendly win over Bulgaria, Giroud, who scored two goals in the match, claimed that his teammates did not pass him the ball. He did not give a name, but is said to have meant Kylian Mbappe. Only 3 passes were exchanged between the two in 43 minutes.
Angered by the rumors, Mbappe also planned to hold a press conference to respond to Giroud, but the conference was canceled. Now Deschamps confirmed that he had mediated to solve the problem of the two.
"I spoke to them, in the same way I have spoken to other players,"
he told L'Equipe.
"When I feel I have to do it for certain reasons, I do it. Dialogue is a part of management, but listening is also good.
"These players at a very high level are easier to manage than those at a lower level. Yes, they have pride, but also ego – though I'm not sure if it's ego.
"They are competitors and a balance has to be found. We need room in the team for everyone."