Giroud speaks about ‘responsibility’ of scoring goals and being ‘adopted’ by Milan fans

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud has stated that there is ‘nothing comparable’ to the emotion felt when experiencing the Scudetto celebrations back in May.

Giroud has earned a reputation as being the man for the big occasion since he moved to Milan having scored in two derby wins against Inter already with crucial goals also coming against Lazio and Napoli among others in the title run last season.

The 35-year-old continues to prove like his team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic that age counts for very little as the Frenchman has started seven games in a row and earned a recall for the French national team after his fantastic recent run with the Rossoneri.

Giroud spoke to the French television channel M6 while away with the national team for their upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures and he touched upon a number of topics including his international ambitions and how he is at Milan, with our colleagues at relaying his comments.

On a possible call-up for the World Cup: “I remain natural, always positive and smiling when I come to the national team. I haven’t had any conversations recently, the last one dates back to March when he explained to me that today there is an established hierarchy and I respect it.

“I’m always ready to help the team and do what I do best: stay competitive with my club. That’s what I have to do to get back to the national team. I know that it is very close now and I give my all to be able to play my third World Cup.”

On scoring goals: “The responsibility of scoring goals has always felt like mine, in the sense that I am a striker. I feel very good physically and it is true that I am in a splendid period in which I have scored several times. Everything is going well and I hope to continue like this.”

On the song dedicated to him by the Milan fans: “The Milan fans completely adopted me and created this song for me and it stayed. The Italian, Milanese enthusiasm that has been seen in recent months, in May when we won the Scudetto, has nothing comparable. Maybe the World Cup with France, but it is true that it is extraordinary.”

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  1. he maybe old when we contract him, many doubters said that he already past his prime, he won’t contribute much, but for me he’s a fabulous player, never complained, always said good things about his coach, teamates, eventhough he already won champions league (the highest football team can achieved in europe) & world cup with his national team, he is a humble person.
    and the important thing is proven to be decisive last season.
    he’s somehow reminds me of Bierhoff when playing alongside with Weah.
    also i think he’s the curse breaker number 9 after last used by Pippo.

  2. Yes Giroud has been an amazing signing for AC Milan..
    I remember telling many people that we would win the scuddeto with him ..He is exceptional player ,who reads the game so well ..his physical strength and hold up play is so good ..inside the 18 yard area he is second to none .Yes I mean that ,along with his belief and determination so succeed ,makes him a world class striker ..that’s why he has been recalled to the French team..3 more goals and he equals theory Henry,s record scorer for France ,,I believe he will surpass that feat …Well done Olivier Giroud plenty more goals to come from him ..

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