The new mandate of Didier Deschamps at the head of the French football team could not have started worse. After seeing Internet users criticize the FFF’s choice to renew his contract (despite the 2022 World Cup final reached by the Blues), the coach recently saw his lifelong captain, Hugo Lloris, announce his international retirement after 14 years of good and loyal service, while Noël Le Graët, the president of the federation and his greatest support, is today at the heart of a controversy following his disrespect towards Zinedine Zidane.
Mbappé ready to boycott the French team?
And obviously, according to journalist Daniel Riolo, Le Graët’s words could not remain without consequences … on the side of Kylian Mbappé. While the PSG player has already deplored the behavior of the FFF leader on Twitter, stating, “Zidane is France, we don’t disrespect the legend like that“, the RMC columnist hinted that the attacker could also snub the next gathering of the Blues in the event that Le Graët does not resign.
“If Le Graët hangs on like this even when it’s untenable, what will we get? Honestly, I believe in Kylian Mbappé boycotting the France teamhe swung on the radio. Honestly, I believe him capable of doing something like that.“He jousted it further,”I imagine him capable of boycotting the Blues by saying: ‘I don’t play for the France team as long as he is the president with everything he represents’.”
A surprising statement? Not really. We remember, Kylian Mbappé had already stood out in 2022 for his boycott set up in the French team in order to avoid certain commercial operations.
Deschamps soon at war against Mbappé?
On the other hand, where the player had been supported by Didier Deschamps at the time, such a boycott this year could be very badly perceived by the coach this time. As we know, the striker’s recent message did not go unnoticed by everyone, “It was said how extremely important his tweet was but I do not believe that Didier Deschamps took this intervention well“, and Daniel Riolo explained that this rebellious behavior could lead to a small ego war between the two clans, regardless of the upcoming resignation of the president of the FFF.
“Mbappé who clashes with his president by going over the coach, I think Deschamps did not appreciate himrevealed the sports journalist. Let’s not forget that Deschamps is a support of Noël Le Graët. It is support from Noël Le Graët because forty-eight hours after the first facts, twenty-four hours after Sonia Souid’s statement, Didier Deschamps has not spoken. He remains in solidarity with Noël Le Graët.
It is an understatement to say that the next gathering of the Blues in March for the qualifications for Euro 2024 promises to be special and could be very eventful. The beginning of the end for this golden generation?