Axel Allag, Media365, published on Friday, September 02, 2022 at 10:30 p.m.
If his last selection dates back to March 2022 and he is no longer a first choice in the eyes of Didier Deschamps for the Blues, Olivier Giroud admitted to still thinking about the next World Cup. The competition will start in less than 3 months, in Qatar.
« Always believe ». This is the title of the biography of Olivier Giroud and, even today, hope animates it. Soon to be 36 years old, which he will celebrate on September 30, the AC Milan striker aspires to play a third World Cup in the jersey of the France team. Less than 3 months before the start of the competition (November 20-December 18), the second top scorer in the history of the Blues confided in a brief extract from an interview with Téléfoot. His last selection dates from last March, during the great success against South Africa in a friendly during which he scored once during a general card (5-0) in the absence of Karim Benzema, package.
« It must be a goal as a selectable competitor »
Not selected for the matches of last June in the League of Nations, he confided his hope, lively, of possibly wearing the tricolor jersey during the competition planned in Qatar. « Obviously that must be an objective as a selectable competitor. With my history in the France team, having the possibility of playing in a third World Cup is a chance. I’m not going to say that I do not think about it »he confided.
The man with 112 caps and 48 goals for the Blues will be able to try to showcase himself in a meeting with maximum exposure: On Saturday, AC Milan take on Inter in a della Madonnina derby that is sure to get Didier Deschamps’ attention. In 4 games since the start of the Serie A exercise, the native of Chambéry has found the net once in the jersey of the current 6th in the Italian championship.