After Hugo Lloris and Raphael Varane parted ways with the national team after the 2022 World Cup, coach Didier Deschamps was forced to choose a new captain.
The coach told Telefoot: “Kylian Mbappe is the new captain of France. Antoine Griezmann is the vice-captain. Kylian has all the qualities needed to take on this responsibility. On the pitch and in the team, Kylian has always been a factor. important.”
It is reported that Griezmann feels uncomfortable with this decision. He believes that he must be given a greater responsibility than Mbappe.
Before rumors of Griezmann considering retirement, coach Deschamps said: “Antoine knows very well that he has the potential to become captain. I talked to him, but despite everything, giving Kylian is not taking the captain’s armband away from Antoine.
Antoine also has some extras, always a very important player, I always believe in him in difficult times. Antoine, with what he does on the pitch, he is the mainstay. He was and will remain so in the future.”
Xiao Lam | 08:32 03/22/2023