Giroud discusses heroics vs. Genoa, targets with Milan and PSG game

By Oliver Fisher -

Olivier Giroud has set the target of being at the 2024 European Championships, but also to win the Scudetto with AC Milan too.

Giroud became the man of the moment for Milan before the international break when Mike Maignan’s red card with all substitutes used meant that he had to take the gloves and go in goal.

Not only that, but he made a smart stop late on to deny Genoa and preserve the win. Tonight he is expected to start against Juventus in the big game of round nine, but he will hope to stick to being a centre-forward this time.

Giroud spoke during an interview with Telefoot in which he discussed a number of different topics including his club and international career and his heroics in goal against Genoa, with his comments relayed by PianetaMilan.

On PSG-Milan: “PSG-Milan won’t be the decisive match, but we have to take what we can take! The goal is not to lose and if we have the opportunity to win this match, we won’t lose it! We are ambitious, but we will see how the match goes.

“We’ll see whether to press or wait. Am I talking to my national team team-mates? There will be no shortage of jokes in the next few days. For the moment we are avoiding each other a bit (laughs)”.

On the save against Genoa: “It’s not exactly academic! I received messages from veteran goalkeepers praising my courage.”

On his targets with Milan: “After the 19th title two years ago, our goal is to win the Scudetto again.”

On France: “The goal is clearly to play at Euro 2024. We don’t often choose our exit, but if we still have the chance to bring home the trophy, it would be extraordinary.”

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