Euro 2020: No 'tension' in France squad - Paul Pogba on reported Olivier Giroud-Kylian Mbappe rift
Paul Pogba has attempted to play down friction between France team-mates Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe ahead of Euro 2020 beginning tonight in Rome.
The world champions start their Group F campaign against Germany on Tuesday night, but the past few days have been overshadowed by an apparent row between the strikers following a 3-0 friendly win over Bulgaria.
After the game, Chelsea striker Giroud appeared to accuse his younger team-mate of refusing to pass to him and ignoring his runs, which sparked anger from the Paris Saint-Germain forward, who reportedly wanted to hold a news conference to get his side of the story across - until he was talked out of it.
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But Pogba claims there is no issue between the pair and insists spirits are high among the squad: “No, the only tension is on the back and legs!” joked the Manchester United midfielder.
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