March 3, 2024
In the match against Poland, he fulfilled a childhood dream. "Many people told me that I would do it," he says.

– It’s something special to do at the World Cup. I’m happy that I helped the team advance,” said Olivier Giroud, who became the top scorer in the history of the Tri-colors with his goal in the match against Poland.

The 1:0 goal scored by the AC Milan player in the 44th minute of the 1/8 finals match was his 52nd hit in the national colors. This means that he leapfrogged Thierry Henry in the all-time standings to become the top scorer in the history of the French national team. We wrote more on this topic HERE.

– It’s a great feeling. It’s the fulfillment of a childhood dream. I am extremely proud of this achievement, but I hope I can still screw this record as long as possible. Many people have told me that I am getting closer to “Titi.”” – admitted Olivier Giroud in an interview with TF1.

– For the time being, however, I’m putting that behind me because I want to go as far as possible with this team. Immediately after the match, I started thinking about my family, children, and friends. It’s something absolutely special that I can achieve such things during the World Cup. I am especially happy that my goal gave us a “kick” for the rest of the match,” he added.

There is much talk that coach Didier Deschamps did not call up anyone to replace the injured Karim Benzema. The number one striker thus became Giroud. The French selector argued his choice on the grounds that he did not want to demolish the very good atmosphere of the team.

– Our adventure continues. We told each other in the locker room that in order to experience once again what we experienced four years ago by triumphing at the World Cup, we must be one. We are a great group of friends, we live together very well, and it shows at every step,” Giroud pointed out.

– I’m happy that the team has been rewarded for its efforts. We still have a long way to go to defend the World Cup, but just this evening, nothing will dampen our joy,” he concluded.

The French are waiting for a quarterfinal opponent, which they will face on Saturday, December 10, at 8:00 p.m. It will be England or Senegal.

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