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‘That's normal’ – Hugo Lloris plays down Giroud-Mbappe spat

Tue 15 June 2021 | 6:21

France captain Hugo Lloris insists there are no rifts between Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud.

The Euro 2020 will brace for a clash of titans Tuesday as world champions France open their Euro 2020 campaign against three-time winners

Germany

in Munich on Tuesday.

Didier Deschamps

' France head to Munich for the Group F game with a feud brewing between forwards

Kylian Mbapp

e and

Olivier Giroud

but are still the title favorites.

Chelsea

striker

Giroud

criticized the service of his teammates after scoring twice as a substitute in last week’s 3-0 victory over

Bulgaria

, with

Paris Saint-Germain

star Mbappe unhappy the matter was not kept private.

On the eve of the Germany match, Lloris said

: "Mbappe and Giroud, they had maybe a short discussion, but that's normal - it's nothing unusual.

"There are different opinions in the locker room, this can happen.

"It didn't harm the team at all. We have a great team spirit. I think we dealt with it very well.

"Kylian had to say something, but this is something he said in the past. We are focused now on our first match in this competition."

Didier Deschamps has a fully-fit squad at his disposal for the game, with Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele among the attacking options.

"These are world-class players who have been playing at the top level,"

said Lloris

.

"I understand that our opponents may be afraid of our attack and that we are praised for the attack we have.

"But we can only achieve success through the collective. It will be important to keep the right balance and be focused against such a great opponent as Germany."


source: SportMob