Pavard accused of causing tension in France camp after row with Deschamps
Benjamin Pavard criticized by his teammates during the World Cup final and rowed with Didier Deschamps, he’s also accused of leaking dressing room secrets by other stars.
After being benched for the majority of the World Cup in Qatar, Benjamin Pavard was charged with “creating a toxic atmosphere” in the France camp.
Pavard was one of the stars of the 2018 World Cup as the Frenchman helped his nation win the competition.
The Bayern Munich defender was part of Didier Deschamps’ squad that were out to retain the World Cup trophy in Qatar.
The 26-year-old started France’s World Cup opening game as they beat Australia 4-1. Les Bleus fell behind early on but Kylian Mbappe and Giroud got on the scoresheet as the champions turned it around.
This is despite Kounde being a natural central defender and having more experience playing through the middle.
Despite having injured players like Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku, France was still able to go to the World Cup final.
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However, they finally came up short as they tied Argentina 3-3 after extra time before losing 4-2 on penalties.
French reporter Romain Molina appears to know the reason why Pavard did not play much in Qatar. His report has been cited on Twitter by iMiaSanMia.
‘While on the bench, Benjamin Pavard has been making ‘inappropriate’ remarks about his teammates, especially in the final, where the situation escalated and there were ‘big words’ between him and the coach. Pavard’s attitude created a toxic atmosphere internally.
‘Pavard has always been considered one of Deschamps’ favourites by several players.
‘According to them, there’s a gap between his performances and the status he claims. ‘The coaching staff criticized Pavard, which the player didn’t accept and he started to respond with words.
‘That made the staff angry because they had protected him for years despite his average performances sometimes.
‘Pavard is being accused by some of his France teammates of leaking internal dressing room stuff to the press due to his relationship with certain journalists.’