Founded during the coronation of the French team in the 2018 World Cup, Olivier Giroud was relegated to the bench of substitutes for this European Championship after the return of Karim Benzema. A justified choice as the former hardly plays for Chelsea any more and the latter attacked Real Madrid last season. Despite his new status, the French striker is not on the pitch, quite the contrary.

In the columns of Figaro, the former Gunner redoubled his efforts to take his place in the eleven of Didier Deschamps: “The France team has a rather incredible offensive power, but I have a card to play, because it does not there are no other my profile. I’m here to comment and bring what I can do to the team. I have the money, the desire, and if the young people want to move me, they will have to be ready too. I’m not ready Yet far from it. Count on me, Grandpa is not dead! I’m almost 35, but the fangs of a 20 year old kid. There is no reason to beat Karim. The statements he made about me touched me more than any smile and laugh. Once again, you have to know how to forgive and not hold a grudge. My faith allows me to be at peace.

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