Kylian Mbappe confirmed that he has cleared the air with team-mate Antoine Griezmann after being appointed captain of the France national team.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward said that Atletico Madrid star, who is one of the most senior players in the French side with 117 caps for Les Bleus, was 'disappointed' but that this was understandable.
Speaking ahead of France's opening European Championship qualifying match against the Netherlands on Friday, the 24-year-old World Cup winner was honest about his conversation with Griezmann.
'I spoke with Antoine because he was disappointed. It's a reaction I can understand,' Mbappe, who has 66 caps, stated.
'I told him that in his place, I might have had the same reaction. He is 32-years-old, he is one of the best, if not the best, of the Didier Deschamps era.'
Griezmann has been appointed vice-captain alongside the Qatar World Cup top scorer, and Mbappe was adamant that there was no hierarchy in practice.
'What I told him was that as long as I am captain and he is vice captain, I won't be superior to him.
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