He plays and he scores. Olivier Giroud signed his first goals in official competition with AC Milan on Sunday, in the Serie A second-day match against Cagliari.
The first in the 24th minute – when the Milanese were already leading 2-0 thanks to Sandro Tonali and Brahim Diaz – with a left strike on a serve signed Diaz. All under the applause of a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in the gallery while waiting to be fit. The second from the penalty spot, before half-time (43rd).
San Siro is already conquered and did not hesitate to cheer the French, arrived this summer from Chelsea, where his playing time remained too low. Author of a good preparation with Milan, the former Arsenal or Montpellier player had already impressed the supporters and the Italian press. A double for his second game, which should not drop his love rating.
It is also a small revenge – even if he will be careful not to say it – after the announcement of the list of Didier Deschamps for the next meeting of the French team. After a Euro 2021 marked by the return of Karim Benzema to the Blues but also by the elimination in the round of 16 against Switzerland, Olivier Giroud was not called.
A “sporting choice of the moment”, assured the selector, who preferred Anthony Martial to him. “I have never had a radical position for anyone. Olivier is always available, his situation has changed, he has regained playing time in Milan, it is a sporting choice of the moment. competition, Martial is back. It’s my choice today, for Olivier to continue to perform, “Didier Deschamps explained. Anthony Martial was his replacement this Sunday with Manchester United and came into play in the 72nd.