Fresh France Euro 2020 scandal emerges with Mbappe ‘jealous’ of Griezmann

PSG forward Kylian Mbappe and Barcelona striker Antonie Griezmann are the latest names to be involved in a bust-up following France's shock shootout exit from Euro 2020 at the hands of Switzerland.

The pre-tournament favourites were pegged back to 3-3 in the 90th-minute, thanks to a late headed equaliser from Mario Gavranović, having led 3-1 with 15 minutes to go.

After a goalless period of extra-time, Les Blues were beaten 5-4 on penalties with wonderkid Mbappe seeing his tame effort saved.

Scandals have emerged in the aftermath of the game with reported bust-ups between players' families. But recently, the quarrels have hit new heights with 22-year-old Mbappe 'jealous' of teammate Griezmann.

It's not the first time the pair have fallen out either.

After just one game at Euro 2020, Mbappe formally took over free-kick duty from the Barcelona man, despite having never scored a set-piece in his entire professional career.

Griezmann, who scored seven free-kicks, during his spell at Atletico Madrid was replaced by Mbappe for direct attempts but was still prefered for free-kicks that were 'intended as crosses'.

But now the Mbappe-Griezmann saga has taken new twist with French outlet L'Equpie reporting a fresh scandal.

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The report states that it was the PSG forward who demanded Karim Benzema was reinstated to the national side which affected Griezmann's influence in the national set-up.

It goes on to say Mbappe is 'jealous' of Griezmann's authority and there is a conflict of interest between the pair with the 22-year-old wanting a greater say within the dressing room.

Howver Les Blues boss Didier Deschamps was quick to rebuke the scandal claiming the squad is still a collective:

"The whole group is united in the dressing room," said Deschamps after the Switzerland defeat.

"No-one talks about 'you made this mistake' or 'you made that mistake.' Kylian knows his responsibility.

"Of course, Kylian, even if he didn't score a goal, he was decisive in many actions that we had, then he took the responsibility to take this penalty and no-one is really angry with him."

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