Frustrated Antoine Griezmann has spoken out on the France squad’s sex ban at Euro 2020.
The reigning world champions are doing all they can to win the European championships this summer.
And manager Didier Deschamps knows how to get the best out of his players, such as Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe.
However, he is also getting under the skin of members of the camp with his strict sex rules.
No intimacy is allowed while France compete for glory on the biggest stage in Europe.
Barcelona forward Griezmann, who is married to Erika Choperena and has three children, is among those to have been denied any close contact with his partner.
Prior to Monday’s round-of-16 tie against Switzerland, the 30-year-old admitted: “We cannot touch anyone, not even family members.
“But it cannot be done otherwise.
“It’s tough for everyone, players and staff, but it must be accepted.”
An unnamed member of France’s staff also added: “Most of the players are in their twenties, and all they have left is to, you know…
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“Abstinence does not create tension, but it is a discussed topic.
“Also because it becomes complicated not even being able to give a kiss or a caress to the loved one.”
It’s hard to argue that France have benefited from abstinence too.
They only won once in Group F, beating Germany 1-0 in their opener, before being held to a 1-1 draw with Hungary where Griezmann bailed Deschamps’ side out with an equaliser.
France then drew 2-2 with Portugal, and they currently trail 1-0 to Switzerland with the favourite in danger of being dumped out.