Giroud discusses idea of featuring at the Olympics: “It could be a good idea”

By Ben Dixon -

AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud offered himself to the French Olympic team this summer and offered his thoughts on VAR in a recent interview.

As is the case with several things regarding the French striker, Giroud is thinking ahead to the summer, given it could be very busy and highly impactful for him with his Milan future in the air.

The veteran forward may remain with the Rossoneri past this season, given a new contract has not been refused, but rather the terms of it have been disliked. Alternatively, the Frenchman has several offers from America, with LAFC reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ with him.

Regardless of his club future, though, the 37-year-old remains an important figure for France, and this summer’s European Championships could be his last chance to represent his nation in an international tournament.

However, in a recent interview with Canal+, he offered his thoughts on playing for his nation at the Paris Olympics, which take place shortly after the conclusion of the Euros. His words have been relayed by MilanNews.

What would you change in modern football?

“Forgive the expression, what bothers me a bit is VAR. It already takes time, they make you wait and you can still make mistakes. I would like us to find a fair way to regain some spontaneity.”

Would you play at the 2024 Olympics?

“I don’t want to take the place of coach Henry. But I think the three he would like to have among the over-23 players, namely myself, Griezmann and Mbappe, could be a good idea. But will it be possible? That is another question.”

Given the short turnaround between the two tournaments, it remains to be seen if it would even be possible, but knowing Giroud, he will be keen to make himself available as much as possible.

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