Football – French national team
After his return, Giroud sends a strong message to Deschamps
Posted on September 23, 2022 at 9:30 p.m. by Pierrick Levallet
Recalled by Didier Deschamps for the last gathering of the French team before the World Cup, Olivier Giroud answered present against Austria this Thursday (2-0). Author of a good match, the 35-year-old striker is satisfied with his performance. And he wanted to send a message to the coach before the World Cup.
With the many injuries, Didier Deschamps reserved a few surprises when announcing his list. The return ofOlivier Giroud is one of them. And as usual, the 35-year-old striker responded this Thursday againstAustria (2-0). Passer for Kylian Mbappé then scorer on a sumptuous cross fromAntoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud did a lot. And the player A.C. Milan admits that his good match was like a relief given the expectation around him.
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“I know that I was expected as often so I answered present”
” Austria? It was an important match for us, but also for me because the coach called me back and it’s the last meeting before the World Cup. Beyond my assist and my goal, I wanted to put on a good game in content with a lot of determination and generosity and it’s a relief somewhere. I know that I was expected as often so I answered present and it’s good for the team and for me ” told Olivier Giroud in an interview with M6.
“No matter what role I have in this team I will be 200% behind”
The attacker of A.C. Milan then wanted to send a short message to Didier Deschamps approaching the World Cup: Is the situation changing with Deschamps? He has this power of decision, I respect him and we spoke the day before yesterday to be honest. He told me that I was going to start the first game. We also talked about everything and nothing… But I simply told him that it was not up to me to be in a position of applicant or to go see him. We talk to each other at all the meetings, we talked about this subject and I told him that me, no matter what role I have in this team, I will be 200% behind. Without any state of soul in relation to my role, to my little person, because it is the collective that takes precedence. “Now remains to be seen if the coach of the Blues will call him back for the world Cup in a few weeks.