France – Austria (2-0), Didier Deschamps: “Did I say that Giroud would not be at the World Cup?”

France – Austria (2-0), Didier Deschamps: “Did I say that Giroud would not be at the World Cup?”
France – Austria (2-0), Didier Deschamps: “Did I say that Giroud would not be at the World Cup?”

Didier Deschamps was pretty sure of one thing tonight at the Stade de France. Whatever the result of the match against Austria, the coach of the France team knew that he would be questioned about the Giroud case. The situation of the second top scorer in the history of the Blues leaves no one indifferent. Especially since, even by being satisfied with the minimum portion, the scorer scores, again and again. This year, in three matches, he has scored three times under the blue tunic. Against Austria, it was with a powerful helmet that he approached Thierry Henry’s record (49 goals against 51).

Karim Benzema’s understudy, who is now invited to the banquet when the probable Ballon d’Or 2022 is not there, can she really not be on the trip to Qatar? We will not go so far as to say that Didier Deschamps has changed his position. But the coach seems to have rounded corners.

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I will have time to think

Thursday evening, at a press conference, to the question “what more can Olivier Giroud do to go to the World Cup?”, the coach of the world champions did not say that he would take the Milanese in his suitcases. But he does not rule it out. And weigh his words. “I’ll let you interpret as you want. I’m very happy for Olivier, he deserves it. He had periods when it was much more complicated for him, especially at club level. And he continued to perform well with us. If I call him and I put him (on the pitch), it’s for him to be good and to score.”

Good and scorer: Olivier Giroud ticked all these boxes against Austria. Excellent in the game in the first period, in the game with his back to goal, in the discounts, the former Montpellier player was rewarded in the second period. What make it essential, even in a role that DD does not wish to give it? “Did I tell you he wouldn’t be at the World Cup? Did I tell you he would be there? Neither one nor the other. He’s doing everything to make sure be there. But there is a lot of competition in all positions. I can have a little more margin because I can go up to a list of 26. Good. I know that he is appreciated by the public. J I’ll have time to think.” The door was not closed. Maybe she opened up a little more on Thursday?

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The article is in French

Tags: France Austria Didier Deschamps Giroud World Cup

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