Papin reveals Giroud now has ‘Milan in his heart’ and he scores ‘for the fans’

By Isak Möller -

This past season, Olivier Giroud was one of the most important players for AC Milan. Not only did he add experience, but he also scored important goals and he now has the club in his heart, as revealed by Jean-Pierre Papin.

Giroud arrived from Chelsea in a €2m transfer last summer and despite picking the No.9, he didn’t disappoint at all. In fact, his goals won Milan the Scudetto, most notably the brace in the turnaround against Inter.

Speaking to SportWeek, as cited by, the former Milan player Papin was asked about the impact of Giroud during the Scudetto season. He revealed a conversation he had with the No.9 earlier this summer.

“Giroud has Milan in his heart like me. This summer, I spoke to him and he told me he was embraced by Milan. ‘Here I feel great, when I score a goal I do it first of all for the fans’. He was impressed by the history at San Siro and I understand that,” he stated.

We can only hope that Giroud will continue to be an important player this season as well, leading the line up front. He has scored three goals in two pre-season games and that certainly bodes well for what’s to come.

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