Absent from the last gathering of the Blues, Olivier Giroud regrets not having been made aware of his ouster by the French coach.
He was largely absent from Didier Deschamps’ list. A striker for the Blues since 2011, Olivier Giroud and his 41 goals in 110 selections had not been selected by the coach for the last rally. The 2018 World Champion is potentially paying the price for his clumsy media release shortly before the Euro.
Giroud responds to Deschamps with a brace
Since the absence of his name from the list, many observers criticize the choice of the coach. And for good reason, transferred to AC Milan this summer, Olivier Giroud should benefit from more playing time than Chelsea during this 2021-22 season. Especially since he has obviously lost none of his talents as a scorer …
“We must once again move forward”
More than his absence, the main interested party especially regrets the lack of communication from Didier Deschamps, who had not informed him upstream of his ouster from the French group. “Yes, that surprised me, a little. Above all, the fact of not having been informed before. But, here it is, it is like that. We must once again move forward and we will see what the future holds. reserves us “, regretted Olivier Giroud at the microphone of the Téléfoot program, on TF1. Professional, he has not drawn a line on his personal goals.
“If they call on me, I will do my best to help the team. Why not try to get a little closer to Titi (Henry, holder of the record of goals for the France team with 51 goals, that is to say 5 more than Giroud), but that will be the future that will tell us and if there will be playing time, if I may say so “.
Not to miss
As a reminder, Olivier Giroud has played three Serie A meetings with AC Milan this season. Established three times, the striker scored two goals in 226 minutes played. Enough to hope to convince Didier Deschamps? One thing is certain, he suffers from the comparison with his competitor Karim Benzema, sparkling in Madrid.