It’s a comeback that few people have seen come. Olivier Giroud was recalled by Didier Deschamps last Saturday and exchanged Karim Benzema packages in a friendly match between Côte d’Ivoire (March 26) and South Africa (March 29). The 35-year-old striker hasn’t been seen in a blue jersey since he played against Switzerland in the 16th Euro round last summer. The story of the French team seemed to be nearing the end, especially for those who scored 46 goals with 110 choices, especially after remarks from Milanese and coaches here and there.
The latter struggled to accept the comments made during Giroud’s euro preparation and accused the balloons of not always arriving without a name. Something broke. “The coach sent me a message for my birthday (September 30th). I think it was the day before his list in the Nations League Final 4. I remember. Not much since then. Until the last call last Saturday. “Recognize Giroud in the interview given to team This Tuesday.
Giroud wants to talk with Deschamps
His return at AC Milan has to do with this new summon (11 goals in all tournaments and 4 assists in 29 games), but according to players, everything hasn’t been settled yet. He wants to talk with Didier Deschamps to start from scratch. It was supposed to take place on Monday night, but Griezmann’s birthday party was planned longer to please Bruce. You need to find another niche.
“Since the euro, we haven’t talked face-to-face with each other. Even if much has already been digested, we need to talk between responsible adults. I accept certain things. Also, I always went ahead. The coach knows my state of mind. He knows I’m fresh, available and always 200% on the French team. I I’ve always told myself that there will be a better day through hard work, self-sacrifice, and patience. I’m happy to have this discussion with my coach. I hear what he still has to tell me. . “Guarantee Milanese.
Fight ego and status
Deschamps will always be wary of changes in legislation. For him, former holders will always find it difficult to accept new roles as a substitute. He especially prefers to cut dead branches rather than rotting apples. And it has to do with emotions between players. The coach has always put this element at the center of his actions, even if it means leaving his talent on the sidelines to take on weaker players who wouldn’t be noisy. Here we are thinking directly about Kylian Mbappe, especially Karim Benzema. Would Giroud be recalled without the asylum of a Madrid player?
“So we have to talk to our coach. Everything is facilitated by communication. He needs to tell us what he expects from me.”It is clear that Giroud is ready to make many concessions to justify and reinstall back in Qatar with a French group. “I’m ready to deal with everyone and every system. (…) The French team has an extraordinary team cohesion and, above all, maintains collective power. The French team did well with me. She was fine without me. I am convinced that she has a lot of talent to keep big ambitions, whatever the tactical equipment and players.