The tongues are loosened.
With a ready-made target: football clubs.
André-Pierre Gignac, captain of the French Olympic team, eliminated in the first round in Tokyo, criticized Friday on his social networks the attitude of certain French clubs who refused to release players for the Olympics.
The Games are a unique experience to live.
No THANKS to some French clubs.
I hope that in 2024 the mentality will have changed and that we will be able to win gold at home in France,
”wrote the French striker in a message posted on Twitter and Instagram.
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Coach Sylvain Ripoll had had great difficulty putting together his squad for the Games, most Ligue 1 clubs having refused to make their players available to the selection (Camavinga, Gouiri, Caqueret, Saliba, Ikoné, among others, appeared in the initial list). Author of four goals, including a hat-trick against South Africa, Gignac, 35, could not avoid an early elimination of France in this tournament after the correction received in the third group match against Japan (4- 0). In his message, the former OM center forward also thanked "
(his) teammates, (his) coach, staff, medical staff for (their) adaptation to this unprecedented situation