Author of a double Tuesday night against Bulgaria (3-0), after replacing injured Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud has long been little in sight in the game. Asked by the channel L'Equipe on this subject, the striker of Chelsea noted, to defend themselves: "sometimes we go shopping but the balls do not arrive".

Before adding: “You say that I was not seen much at the beginning but maybe we could have been better.


Ideally served by Benjamin Pavard then Wissam Ben Yedder - whom Giroud hailed in passing - on his two achievements, the man with 46 goals in Blue was much less by Kylian Mbappé.

And the Parisian star, who combines so well with Benzema, it seems he felt targeted by the exit of his teammate.

According to


, the young 22-year-old striker asked Didier Deschamps to be able to attend a press conference on Thursday to clarify matters.

Mbappé wanted to go to the press

The explanations that Giroud provided him on Wednesday at Clairefontaine would not have been enough to calm his nervousness.

The coach did not respond to Mbappé's request, to avoid any dispersion before the start of the Euro.

This jump in the life of the Blues refers to the statements of Guy Stéphan, at the end of May at

20 Minutes

, in a context of unprecedented health bubble.

“Today I see smiles, I see the players making efforts, I see a lot of positive things, slipped the experienced deputy of Deschamps.

After that it will have to last over time.



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