Benjamin Pavard has accused Manchester United’s goal of creating a “toxic environment” in the French camp after being sidelined for most World Cup matches.
Bouvard was one of the stars of the 2018 World Cup as the France superstar helped his country win the tournament.
The Bayern Munich full-back was part of Didier Deschamps’ squad to retain the title in Qatar.
The 26-year-old featured in France’s opening World Cup match 4-1 against Australia. The Blues fell behind early on but Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud were top scorers as the champions turned the tables.
This will be Powerd’s only match in Qatar, as FC Barcelona defender Jules Conde will start at right-back for the rest of the tournament.
This is despite Kante being a natural central defender and having more experience playing in the middle.
France lost Karim Benzema and Christopher Ngongo through injury but managed to reach the World Cup final.
In the end they lost 4-2 on penalties to draw 3-3 with Argentina after extra time.
French journalist Romain Molina knows why Bouvard is not seen often in Qatar.
His remarks were quoted by iMiaSanMia via Twitter.
While on the bench, Benjamin Board made “inappropriate” comments about his teammates, particularly in the final, where there were “big words” between him and the coach. Board’s approach created a toxic environment at home.
Many players have always considered Pavard one of Deschamps’ favorites.
According to them, there is a gap between his performance and his alleged status.
The coaching staff criticized Bouvard, which the player did not accept and began responding verbally.
“This angered the staff because they protected him for years despite his poor performance at times.
Bouvard has been accused of leaking the underwear of some of his France team mates to the press because of his relations with some journalists. »
With the World Cup over, Bouvard could benefit from Deschamps’ resignation when the French coach’s current contract expires.
Zinedine Zidane has been linked with the role but recent reports suggest Deschamps could remain in the role until the end of the 2026 World Cup.
It remains to be seen if this report will lead to the signing of Eric ten Hag Bovard.
The right-back has been linked with Manchester United as the club look to sign a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The Red Devils “warned of its availability” Having said he would be “open” to a move to the Premier League.
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