Pires slams Deschamps for his disrespect after appointing Mbappe as captain

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Former France and Arsenal star Robert Pires has hit out at Didier Deschamps for deciding to hand Kylian Mbappe the captain’s armband, saying it was a disrespect for the Frenchman.

    Robert Pires has hit out at Didier Deschamps’ decision to hand Kylian Mbappe the role of France captain, claiming it was a “scam”. ‘Lack of respect’ for Antoine Griezmann , the Paris striker Saint-Germain Elected to lead Les Bleus after goalkeeper Hugo Lloris retired from international duty, Griezmann, who has made 117 caps since his debut in 2014, has been named vice-captain.

Pires slams Deschamps for his disrespect after appointing Mbappe as captain

The Atletico Madrid forward is reportedly ‘pained’ and ‘frustrated’ that Mbappe has been given the armband in his place. And are considering whether to retire from the French national team or not. Bleus and Arsenal felt sympathy for the 32-year-old, stressing that he was surprised that Deschamps chose Mbappe instead. When asked if he thinks Mbappe is the right choice, Pires told L’Equipe: “Is it a reasonable choice?” Long and many years. I was expecting Griezmann to be nominated ′′ I’m surprised, I think it’s a lack of respect for Antoine. Although I insist that I am not against Kylian.”

          Pires, who made 79 appearances for France scored 14 goals and won. The 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, added: Griezmann should be captain now. And then Mbappe should take over in the next two years . PSG star Mbappe was France’s top scorer at the last World Cup in Qatar. Where they finished as runners-up, losing to Argentina. And he will lead the squad for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Republic of Ireland. But France are now reportedly having to deal with cracks in their squad. After Griezmann was upset at being overlooked as captain.

          French media Le Figaro claimed he saw himself. As a strong contender for the role and was ‘painful’ of missing out on it. Griezmann is said to rely on his UFABET national team experience coupled with loyalty. against deschamps. And the fact that he will be an option makes the French team less divisive. Which means he should be elected. He also discovered a new life in his last months with Atletico. which he is in good form

          The report also states that Griezmann did not hide his pain while at France’s training base at the National Football Center in Clairefontaine after being rejected. After the retirement of many senior players, including Hugo Lloris, Rafael Varane and Steve Mamanda, and the fact that experienced players like Paul Pogba are still missing from the team. continuous national Griezmann is well aware of the changes taking place in the team. While he will remain close to many of the players in Deschamps’ squad. But the lack of captaincy left doubts in his head about his future in the national team. Games against the Netherlands and Ireland will play a key role in Griezmann’s decision on whether to continue playing for France.