Giroud talks through missed penalty vs. Napoli including what he asked Meret

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud has admitted that Alex Meret’s penalty save on Tuesday night played on his mind to the extent he asked him a question after the game.

With what might have been Milan’s first proper attack of the game, they drew a penalty. Mario Rui took out Leao just as he released a pass to Brahim Diaz and the referee waited before giving the spot kick.

Giroud took on the responsibility from 12 yards, but Meret was equal to his effort which was poorly placed in truth. That save seemed to lift the entire stadium and Napoli roared back, but not too long after the Frenchman converted a Leao cross from close range to get his revenge.

The striker gave an interview with L’Equipe in which he spoke about the match against Napoli and the penalty that he missed in the first half.

“When Meret saved my penalty, it was running through my head. At the end of the game I went to ask him if he knew where I would shoot. He told me: ‘There’,” he said.

“I stayed focused. Like after the chance I had against England at the World Cup, then I scored shortly after, I knew I would get more. Meret then made another save, but I didn’t miss the third chance.”

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