Chambers and close training
And then there’s what happens behind the scenes. Since the beginning of the gathering of the Blues, on November 14, the two players, separated almost by a generation, have not ceased to share moments together: from meals at the same table at the base camp of Al-Messila to exercises carried out as a duo in training. On the billiards of the Al-Saad stadium, Giroud and Mbappé regularly perform warm-ups side by side. Congratulations and thumbs up come out like the right words for a nice chambering at the end of the day. When Dean Giroud pulls up his “swimsuit” style shorts, the former Monegasque opens the floodgates for mockery.