Giroud recalls the ‘turning point’ in the season for Milan: “It hurts”

By Oliver Fisher -

Olivier Giroud has admitted that AC Milan’s turning point in the season was the 2-2 draw against Roma that came at the start of last month.

The game back on January 8 at San Siro was going swimmingly for Milan as they took the lead in the 30th minute through a well-placed header from Pierre Kalulu, then in the 77th minute Tommaso Pobega scored off the bench to double the Rossoneri’s lead and surely seal the points.

Unfortunately, things then took a turn as Roger Ibanez managed to get one back in the 87th minute and then in the 93rd minute they levelled through Tammy Abraham, snatching an undeserved draw that sparked a seven-match winless run for Milan.

Giroud was the latest guest in DAZN’s 1vs1 show and he spoke to the broadcaster about a number of topics from his love to Milan to the team’s current form, and he cast his mind back to that game at the beginning of January.

“I was substituted in the 85th minute and I thought I had done well and I had a smile. At that moment we could still dream of the Scudetto but after that match there was a turning point in the season,” he said.

“It hurts when I see these images, at the first opportunity for the opposing teams we conceded goals. We struggled to press together and be united. We were fearful.”

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