Giroud points finger at defensive failures after conceding five: “We have lost solidity”

By Isak Möller -

Olivier Giroud broke his goalscoring drought but it was for no use as AC Milan conceded five goals against Sassuolo earlier today. Speaking to the media, the Frenchman stated that it’s hard to win when you concede that many. 

Giroud was eager to break his goalscoring drought today and it looked like he had opened the scoring early in the first half. However, it was ruled out for a narrow offside. The Frenchman got his revenge a little later, but by then Milan had conceded twice.

Speaking to Sky and DAZN, as cited by MilanNews, a very disappointed Giroud shared his thoughts on the game. He highlighted the fact that Milan must improve defensively, otherwise the work in attack will be for no use.

Milan will take on Inter next weekend and a win is needed not just for the standings, but also to boost the now shattered confidence. Giroud will be a key player, just like he was today.

Giroud spoke to DAZN after the game to try and make sense of another horrendous performance in an important game, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

The current moment is a tough one…

“Yes, difficult moment but we have to stick together. We have seen that we have the fantastic support of the fans and we want to give everything because they deserve more. Right now I have the feeling that all things are not going the right way, but we have to do more, work harder and be more focused,” he began.

“Everything is going wrong, in the sense that we try, we have a positive attitude but not enough. When we suffer an attack from the opposing team we are in trouble, we have to do more as a team, not just the defenders.”

There has been a drop in performance…

“We have lost solidity, which was our strength. We have conceded too many goals, but I don’t want to talk about the players who are missing, but it is true that the players who are available also count, they have to give more, me too. We have the possibility of raising the level with Inter and I hope to do better in the Champions League.”

The support from the fans remains…

“My teammates and I are very proud of the support from the fans, even against Lazio they have never seen this type of support after a defeat like this. We have to react and give everything.”

There seems to be a lack of concentration…

“This is perhaps the problem we have in this difficult moment. I’ve been here for a year and a half and I’ve never experienced this kind of period, I try to correct my team-mates to do the best. We can make mistakes, but the reaction is important.

“I think that, even if we are young, we have to do more: in the head, in concentration, we concede too many goals and then the matches become difficult. We have to improve in pressing, in the position but we find the solution all together.”

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