Pires said this and criticized the decision of France head coach Didier Deschamps to hand the France captaincy to young striker Mbappe instead of Griezmann.
The legend claimed that it showed a lack of respect for Griezmann, adding that he was surprised.
Mbappe was chosen to become the new leader of France after goalkeeper Hugo Lloris retired from the national team, while Griezmann, who has made 117 caps since his debut in 2014, was appointed. vice captain.
When asked if he thinks Mbappe is the right choice for the Les Bleus captaincy, Pires told L’Equipe: “The right choice? Honestly, no. Considering the number of years of service. passed, I was expecting that Griezmann would be nominated.”
“I am surprised. I find it disrespectful to Antoineeven if – I insist – I have nothing against Kylian.”
Thanh Vu | 08:59 March 22, 2023