CorSera: Giroud shows immense sacrifice while working overtime amid World Cup dream

By Oliver Fisher -

Olivier Giroud was not even meant to start the game against Sampdoria and yet he still found a way to be decisive for his team, a report has detailed.

Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) write how Giroud’s performance against Sampdoria was just another display of his exceptional attitude. Despite being exhausted from having run throughout the game in another start, he continued to fight, press and help his team-mates to defend the 2-1 advantage that he had earned.

At the end of the game the Frenchman left the field with a smile and the title of Man of the Match thanks to winning and converting a penalty inside the final 20 minutes, continuing his trend of scoring huge goals.

Giroud is a fundamental element in Stefano Pioli’s team and he is working overtime at the moment because he is practically the only centre-forward in the squad who is healthy, with Ante Rebic and Divock Origi still struggling with some physical problems.

The sense of sacrifice he is showing is incredible and must be an example for everyone, especially for the youngest players in the team, and there is another target for the veteran striker as Giroud is still hoping for a call-up from France for the World Cup.

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  1. I must confess that i was not at all keen on signing “old” Giroud in the first place, but gladly admit he proves me wrong!

  2. Giroud is class and technically inside the 18 yard area simply the best .I SAID THIS BEFORE AND I WILL SAY IT AGAIN …When we signed him ,I said we would win the scuddeto and indeed we did and of course Olivier scored some vital goals which I never ever doubted..
    He hold up play is amazing ..what a bargain he was ..
    Of course we have a great management team that knows how to bring the best out of the players and the team …Olivier Giroud is a class act ,and when he starts we will very rarely lose a game ..
    Can we win the scuddeto again this season of course we can …I also believe we can do well in our group in the champions leauge …on a last note surely Olivier Giroud needs a recall for France for the upcoming World Cup …This will make me extremely happy .

  3. His effort and constant running back to help defend, especially down a man; and then running forward and chasing down long balls, is just beyond tremendous. He’s running like he’s in his 20s. His hold up play is so great. His finishing and ability to be decisive and a ruthless finisher at the most important times in most important matches is beyond well-documented and obvious.

    What a blessing that he is on our team. He has Italian grandmothers and he loves Italy and loves our club and we are very, very lucky to have him.

    I just sure hope he doesn’t get overworked and burnt out with Origi and Rebic injuries forcing him to play WAY more minutes than expected. Thankfully he’s not complaining and he just goes out and keeps working super hard.


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