As almost every time he puts the tricolor jersey on his shoulders, Olivier Giroud stood out this Thursday evening. In an unleashed Stade de France and which paid him a vibrant tribute, the striker of the Blues weighed on the meeting of France during the 2-0 victory against Austria, scoring a goal with the head which he the secret on a cross from Antoine Griezmann. Often found, always precise, he brought the ball to life and allowed Kylian Mbappé to have fun. The PSG striker also paid him a nice tribute just after the meeting. “I have a lot more freedom here. The coach knows that there is a number 9 like Oliv’ who occupies the defenses and I can walk around and go into space, ask for balls, ”said the Paris SG goal machine. 1 goal in 12 World Cup matches Just like that, for the pleasure of the debate: Giroud in the final phase of the World Cup is 1 goal in 12 matches. — vincent duluc (@vincentduluc) September 23, 2022 Goals precisely, Olivier Giroud knows how to score them, he who is approaching two units from the national record of Thierry Henry. On 49 occasions, the former Montpellier and Arsenal shook the nets. But that’s not enough to convince Didier Deschamps, who said he had no certainty about him for the World Cup. The debate between Giroud and Karim Benzema always seems to be fratricidal, and each in his opinion decided. To make matters worse, Vincent Duluc added his two cents in a pithy sentence which seems to have amused him a lot on Twitter. “Just like that, for the pleasure of the debate: Giroud in the final phase of the World Cup, it’s 1 goal in 12 matches”, launched the journalist from L’Equipe, who therefore recalls that in 2018, despite the victory final, Giroud had not found the net. We have to go back to 2014 and his achievement against Switzerland to find traces of one of his goals. Of course, the debate continued in the comments, with all the same many reminders of Giroud’s contribution to the game of the Blues and to what extent he allowed Griezmann and Mbappé to free themselves. There was also talk of Stéphane Guivarc’h, silent center forward of the 1998 France team and nevertheless also world champion. Others maliciously recalled that Karim Benzema had not scored in the World Cup either in his career, even though he did not play a match there. A proof that the numbers, released like that, can have the meaning that we give them. Vincent Duluc tries his hand at trolling, and it works.
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