France’s all-time leading goalscorer Olivier Giroud says he’s not retiring from international duty just yet
Despite the massive exodus of French veteran players from international duty, Olivier Giroud rubbishes any talk of retirement.
Giroud says ‘it’s not over’
Former Arsenal and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud won’t follow the likes of Benzema, Lloris, Varane and Mandanda into retirement from international duty. Giroud claims he has lost more to give and “it’s not over” as far as Les Bleus are concerned.
“No, no, it’s not over. Emotions, I hope there will still be some to come. I’m not ready to hang up [my boots], to take off this blue jersey which is close to my heart. I have the motivation to continue and the physique too, I feel good. For the moment I am still selectable and a player of the France team.” Giroud told the France 2 tv channel.
Giroud, who currently plays for AC Milan, scored 4 in the World Cup. He ended up overtaking Thierry Henry’s record of 51 goals for France. He is now scored 53 goals for Les Bleus, setting himself up as their all-time leading goalscorer.
“For the moment I am still selectable and a player of the France team.”
With Giroud having a somewhat great season individually with AC Milan, he’ll be hoping to be in contention for Didier Deschamps’ next call-up as France gears up for the Euro 2024 qualification stage.