French team: an appointment with Deschamps, his status, his role … The confidences of Giroud

Sidelined since the Euro last summer, striker Olivier Giroud made his comeback to the French team for this March rally following Karim Benzema’s package. The AC Milan striker awaits a frank discussion with coach Didier Deschamps.

Olivier Giroud intends to discuss with Didier Deschamps.

Olivier Giroud has returned to the France team. Absent from the plans of coach Didier Deschamps since the Euro last summer, the center-forward has made his return to the Blues following the withdrawal of Karim Benzema, injured in the calf.

Present at a press conference on Monday (see article here), the tricolor technician provided explanations on his management with the 2nd top scorer in the history of the selection (46 goals).

Giroud will discuss with Deschamps

And of course, the 35-year-old intends to take advantage of this gathering 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 Euro. Even if a lot of things have already been digested, there is this need to talk between responsible adults. I accepted certain things, I was always ahead. The coach knows my state of mind. He knows that I am fresh, available and always 200% with the French teamhe assured.

Happy to be back with the group, Giroud has sent a clear message: he is ready to accept a minor role for the good of the team. I will be happy to have this discussion with the coach. I will listen to what he still has to say to me. at any given time, a status can change. You have to have to adapt. The French team has evolved with different situations. Today, I think that with the maturity and my experience, the coach must know that I come back with great motivation. He can count on me. Whatever role he gives mesaid the native of Chambry.

A new replacement status?

Relaunched on the possibility of occupying the role of replacement with the future return of Benzema, Giroud refused to project himself too much. We’ll see what we say to each other and what the future holds. For the moment, I do not project myself further than these 2 matches. But I will always be present and available for selection. There is a 2nd world champion title to go for. I am competitive with AC Milan. So, as I’ve always said, anything is possible. We’ll see what will happenhe replied.

In the end, the former Chelsea is especially waiting for this famous discussion with Deschamps to be fixed on his future. That’s why we have to talk to the coach. Everything is facilitated by communication. I need him to tell me what he expects of me. This is the main. But he knows that I always want to bring my stone to the buildingfinished the 2018 world champion. The future of Giroud in selection risks being played out on this rally.

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