“Giroud, I will take him for the World Cup”

In the thick of it with AC Milan, Olivier Giroud is « indispensable » to the France team for Bixente Lizarazu.

Olivier Giroud never ceases to shine on the other side of the Alps. Scorer then passer in the derby della Madonnina on Saturday, the former Montpellier player continues to impress from the height of his 35 years. So much so that it will be very difficult for Didier Deschamps to once again leave the Savoyard on the sidelines, as was the case during the last gathering of the Blues last June.

“He is still essential in the France team”

For Bixente Lizarazu, theFrench team simply cannot do without the services of Olivier Giroud. “He is still essential in the France team. He has a different profile. He’s a team player and he’s a great scorer. So personally I will take it for the World Cup”launched the 98 world champion on the Téléfoot set.

Same story on the side of Rio Mavuba. “For me, he has to go, no doubts, blew the former Bordelais. He must go to the France team. He is still performing well with AC Milan. He won the title with this club. He is efficient, he scores goals and in selection there is no profile like him. »

“You always have to believe in it”

While waiting to know what « DD » thinks, who will unveil his next list on Thursday for the last two matches of the group stage of the League of Nations, the second top scorer in the history of the Blues has not abdicated and still believes in his World Cup dreams. Although he’s not sure…

« I don’t know at all to be honest with you, because I’m not the coach. But obviously it has to be a goal as a competitor, selectablehe confided. With the history that is mine in the France team, having the possibility of playing a third World Cup is a chance. I’m not going to say that I don’t think about it, or that it’s not a goal, that would be jargon. (…) The France team remains a bonus. You always have to believe in it. »

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