French national team: a date with Deschamps, his status, his role… Giroud’s confidences

Sidelined since last summer’s European Championship, striker Olivier Giroud returned to the French squad for this March rally following Karim Benzema’s package. The AC Milan striker is looking forward to a frank discussion with manager Didier Deschamps.

France national team: a date with Deschamps, his status, his role

Olivier Giroud intends to discuss with Didier Deschamps.

Olivier Giroud has returned to the France team. Absent from coach Didier Deschamps’ plans since last summer’s European Championship, the centre-forward has returned to the Blues after Karim Benzema was discharged with a calf injury.

Present at a press conference on Monday (see article here), the tricolor coach gave explanations about his management with the 2nd highest scorer in the history of the national team (46 goals).

Giroud will discuss with Deschamps

And of course, the 35-year-old intends to take advantage of this meeting to discuss face to face with the former coach of Olympique de Marseille. Scheduled for Monday but postponed due to Antoine Griezmann’s birthday, this interview is eagerly awaited by the AC Milan striker. We have never spoken in person since the European Championship. Even if many things have already been digested, there is this need to talk between responsible adults. He accepted certain things, he was always ahead. The coach knows my state of mind. He knows that I am fresh, available and always 200% with the French team.assured.

Happy to be back with the group, Giroud has sent a clear message: he is willing to accept a supporting role for the good of the team. I’ll be happy to have this discussion with the coach. I’ll listen to what you still have to tell me. at any time, a state can change. You have to adapt. The French team has evolved with different situations. Today I think that with maturity and my experience, the coach should know that I return with a lot of motivation. He can count on me. Any role he gives mesaid the Chambry native.

A new replacement state?

Relaunched about the possibility of taking over the relief role with the future return of Benzema, Giroud refused to project himself too much. We will see what we say and what the future holds for us. At the moment, I don’t project myself beyond these 2 games. But I will always be present and available for selection. There is a second world champion title to go. I am competitive with AC Milan. So, as I’ve always said, anything is possible. let’s see what will happenanswered.

In the end, the ex-Chelsea player is especially looking forward to this famous discussion with Deschamps looking into his future. That’s why we have to talk to the coach. Everything is facilitated by communication. I need you to tell me what you expect of me. It’s the main thing. But he knows that I always want to take my stone to the building.the 2018 world champion finished. Giroud’s future in the national team will probably be at stake in this rally.

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