FRANCE defender Benjamin Pavard “leaked dressing room secrets” and created a “toxic” atmosphere during the World Cup, sensational reports have claimed.
Benjamin Pavard did not play after France’s first game at the World CupGetty
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Deschamps reportedly had “big words” in response to his behaviour.
It comes after claims earlier on in the tournament that the French squad had become divided over Pavard’s inconsistent performances.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele was reportedly among those who were “railing against” him.
But now allegations of leaking team details to the media are said to have left Deschamps and his coaching staff “very disappointed”.
Speaking about Pavard’s omission from the team after the group stage, the France head coach said: “I took the decision not to play him, I won’t go into the details.”
Pavard played an integral role in France’s 2018 World Cup triumph – scoring one of the goals of the tournament in their last-16 victory over Argentina.
But he has struggled for form at club level in recent times, going through some difficult periods at Bayern Munich.
Pavard joined Bayern from Stuttgart in 2019 and has racked up 140 appearances, scoring nine goals and providing 11 assists.