Olivier Giroud has done Olivier Giroud again. No one was expecting him, and he did indeed appear at the near post to place his header and put on his hero’s cape against England (2-1). The France team is in the last four, and they can thank their striker.
The top scorer in the history of the Blues has struck again.
First name: Olivier. Name: Giroud. age: 36 years old. Profession: being lo is not expected. Author of a rather discreet match against England (2-1) this Saturday, the French striker once again put on his hero’s cape to qualify the French team for the semi-finals of the World Cup.
How ? By appearing perfectly at the first post to uncross his head, on a nice service from his friend Antoine Griezmann. A goal the Giroudboth in style and in script.
You always have to believe in life
Because before this unforgettable 78th minute, we wondered what the former Arsenal striker was still doing on the pitch. Too lonely in front, stuck between the colossi Harry Maguire and John Stones, rarely in the right tempo… Giroud had a complicated match. And even when Ousmane Dembl served him the 2-1 goal on a plateau after Harry Kane equalized, he was sorely lacking in realism in front of the goal, and Jordan Pickford easily released his recovery from close range.
We worked very well defensively from the moment we led, reminded me a bit of Belgium in 2018, savored the Milan striker at the microphone of TF1. Unfortunately, we concede this penalty, but we were able to create chances behind. I miss one, by the way, but you always have to believe in life (smile). I knew I was going to have another one: Grizou gave me a great ball and it’s great for the team. I’m too proud.
Deschamps was going to release it
We wondered what he was still doing on the pitch, and Didier Deschamps too. Because before the one and only top scorer in the history of the Blues (53 goals) catapults the ball into the English net, Marcus Thuram was about to come into play. Lilian’s son wisely sat down on the bench, and the savior of the Blues was able to finish the meeting. So Giroud, once again, always present where you least expect him and especially when you least expect him. This World Cup is the perfect example.
Remember that, basically, he was not supposed to see Qatar. The coach had ended the beautiful love story, but the former Chelsea striker was able to add a chapter thanks to his XXL season with Milan. Summoned, therefore, but not incumbent. Because of the same nationality as the best player in the world: Karim Benzema, recently winner of the Ballon d’Or… and finally forfeited for the World Cup, due to injury. So Giroud is back in his favorite place, where you least expect him.
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