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The Chelsea striker, who came off the bench to score a late brace against Yasen Petrov's side on Tuesday night, accused his teammates of not passing to him, just a week before their European Championship opener against Germany.
It was a positive result for Les Blues on the night, with Antoine Griezmann also finding himself on the scoresheet in a relatively straightforward 3-0 victory, but Giroud's comments after the final whistle put a dampener on an otherwise productive night.
So what did Giroud say?
After the final whistle, the former Arsenal and Montpellier forward told reporters: "Sometimes you make the runs and ball is not arriving. Perhaps we could have found each other better, there it is."
It is believed the 34-year-old was taking a not-so-subtle swipe at teammate Mbappe. In fact, French publication L'Equipe claim that the Paris Saint-Germain forward was so angry about Giroud's comments that he was willing to go public.
Kylian Mbappé was angry on Tuesday night following Olivier Giroud's comments that certain individuals weren't passing to him frequently enough - he felt so attacked & so angry, that he wanted to appear in a press conference to make a statement, according to L'Équipe.
- Get French Football News (@GFFN) June 9, 2021
France manager Didier Deschamps refused to blame either player in his post-match comments as he tried to cool down talk of a bust-up.
"If you received the ball after each time you called for it, it is always the same," he said.
"The attacker says: 'I am making runs, but it's on the midfield.' The midfielders will say that it is on the attackers. Sometimes, the pass isn't forthcoming, sometimes it is down the movement. But this is not a stigmatisation of Kylian or whoever."
Mbappe Legit don't rate Giroud, man walks away wen Giroud scores https://t.co/4pLyCU6jjz pic.twitter.com/EeQq9tGyLy
- CapPulisic ➐ ☆ ☆ (@CapPulisic) June 10, 2021
Mbappe didn't look too happy at being replaced during the Bulgaria clash on Tuesday night.
The PSG man was even accused of having an 'it's all about you' attitude by former France international Johan Micoud.
"It's becoming embarrassing. And even when he came off," Micoud said after the game.
"You have just played two warm-up matches, it has gone very well and when he came off the pitch it was as if the team had lost 4-0. His disappointment... at some point, it is not all about you.
Olivier Giroud 6 goals away from beating Thierry Henry's all-time goal scoring record for France.:flag_fr::soccer: pic.twitter.com/zgZx7UAtUb
- PF ' Transfer News (@PurelyFootball) June 8, 2021
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