L’Équipe report that Adrien Rabiot and the France staff are at odds over a recurring ankle problem that he is currently managing, which kept him out vs Bulgaria in Les Bleus’ 2nd pre-tournament friendly match.
This ankle problem has reared its ugly head again, resulting in Rabiot undertaking a lighter Thursday training session than the rest of the group.
The France medical staff are confident that Rabiot can make it through the whole Euros, despite the ongoing discomfort that he is feeling.
Rabiot on the other hand doesn’t want to take any major risks, he wants to manage things and is thinking about the case of Samuel Umtiti, who forced his knee through a lot of pain during the 2018 World Cup and since has seen his club career fall off of a cliff at Barcelona.
Rabiot was a substitute for France vs Portugal, coming on to play left-back after injuries to Lucas Hernandez and Lucas Digne.