Griezmann angry? The answer !


While goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (36) retired from international duty, the French team had to find a new captain. It’s officially Kylian Mbappé since Tuesday. Antoine Griezmann, also expected, is vice-captain.

Antoine Griezmann, France France team 2022 World Cup

A decision that the Colchoneros striker would not have accepted. Annoyed and disappointed, Antoine Griezmann would consider an early international retirement, to imitate Raphaël Varane (29 years old), but also Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda (38 years old) and Karim Benzema (35 years old). Coach Didier Deschamps explained his choice, which central defender Ibrahima Konaté understood, and supported, at the microphone ofEurosport : “Even if I had an opinion on the matter, it wouldn’t change anything. It’s the coach who decides but I’m very happy. In all honesty, Kylian Mbappé deserves it, we are unanimous on that. He deserves it through what he did in the World Cup, with PSG. (…) He is a very good leader, on and off the pitch. I wish him all the best and he will be a very good captain.”.

In addition, the defender denied a certain arrogance of Kylian Mbappé: “Some may think he’s arrogant. This is a question that I have been asked a lot in my club or elsewhere. But I answer them: ‘Are you crazy or what? He’s too nice. Of course, he will be a good captain.”

Griezmann sulky?

Ibrahima Konaté also reversed the great disappointment that Antoine Griezmann would go through about the captaincy and his status as vice-captain, behind the Parisian Kylian Mbappé: “I read that but I didn’t see him do the face at all. Besides, it’s his birthday today”.

In an interview for West Francethe tricolor coach wanted to extinguish the controversy: “I see them (Griezmann and Mbappé), they are both talking to each other. It’s not giving everything to Kylian, taking everything away from Antoine… There’s no need to find controversy, even if I know it can lead to debates. If Griezmann made the head? Antoine never sulks. He had less pleasant periods depending on his club situation. It’s a handover, at every moment.”

End of the controversy?

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