Unlike other executives of the France team, Olivier Giroud does not intend to put an end to his international career. The AC Milan striker wants to play Euro 2024 with the Blues. It would still be necessary to convince coach Didier Deschamps before the list for March.
Olivier Giroud never gives up. Despite the difficulties encountered in recent years, the tricolor striker has always clung to the selection. The Milanese still played the 2022 World Cup with the Blues when Didier Deschamps had dismissed him a few months earlier. And now, what future for the top scorer in the history of the France team?
Giroud wants to continue
Unlike Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda and Raphaël Varane, Olivier Giroud has no intention of retiring from international football. With Euro 2024 in sight, the former Montpellier player hopes to appear on the list that Didier Deschamps will unveil on March 16. ” I am still there and at the disposal of the coach “, confided Olivier Giroud in an interview with RTL radio.
The opportunity for him to present his arguments before the matches against the Netherlands and Ireland (March 24 and 27) in the Euro qualifiers. In addition to his qualities on the pitch, the 36-year-old center forward thinks he can play a role of ” big brother for the new generation of the Blues. ” I want to bring my stone to the building “Added the AC Milan player, convinced that the France team” will come back stronger after the World Cup final lost against Argentina.
Olivier Giroud: “I want to stay at AC Milan, I hope we’ll find an agreement. We are in talks and I feel new deal could be agreed”, tells DAZN. 🔴🇫🇷 #ACMilan
The agreement on new contract is closed as current one expires in June. Everton approach was rejected in January. pic.twitter.com/3tEL0D1vgt
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 25, 2023
It remains to be seen whether Olivier Giroud is still part of Didier Deschamps’ plans. Nothing is less sure. As a reminder, the French international had been replaced even before half-time against the Albiceleste. Anyway, the Rossonero considers himself capable of evolving at the highest level until next year. This is also the opinion of AC Milan, which is preparing to extend its contract until June 2024.