April 14, 2024

Giroud-Mbappé, the clash

Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé come face to face at the San Siro on Tuesday evening. Two weeks ago, the first meeting went in the Parisian striker’s favor, when he opened the scoring with a special near-post strike. A goal which did not surprise his Milanese rivals. I know Kylian very well, we’ve been playing together for over six years with France. Everyone knows his talent, whi…

Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé come face to face at the San Siro on Tuesday evening. Two weeks ago, the first meeting went in the Parisian striker’s favor, when he opened the scoring with a special near-post strike. A goal which did not surprise his Milanese rivals. I know Kylian very well, we’ve been playing together for over six years with France. Everyone knows his talent, which is exceptional. We know he’s one of the best players in the world, he had said the day before at a conference in Paris.After that, I don’t claim to always make the right calls, but I did my utmost to provide solutions in the box, he said, adding: For the time being, 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’d been more effective.

Mbappé’s anger

It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Kylian Mbappé was being targeted. The Bondynois was quick to respond. We talked about it. It’s true that oThat’s not the problem anymore. Getting it out in the open. I would have preferred him to come and be even more virulent with me in the dressing room. If I have something to say, I say it, but it stays in the dressing room. But it’s a small thing. We don’t need to get in each other’s way.

This quarrel will not be without consequences for Olivier Giroud, who was sidelined for many months by Didier Deschamps following this Euro, before his triumphant return in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup. A World Cup at heart