While the whole lot was rolling, that his double had recalled his significance in the France group, Olivier Giroud overflowed the formal and anticipated speech. Faced with the journalist from La Chaîne L’Equipe who famous his timid begin to the match, after Karim Benzema (thirty eighth) got here out on damage, the Blues scorer tried to justify himself: “Discreet because sometimes we go shopping but the balloons don’t arrive, said Giroud. Afterwards, I don’t pretend to always make the right calls, but I did my best to give solutions in the area.“
And to proceed as if to drive the level dwelling: “So, with two good balls from Ben (Pavard) and Wissam (Ben Yedder), I was able to finish well but we could have scored more goals if we had been more efficient. Personally, I am very satisfied to be able to help the team. […] You say that I was not seen much at the beginning but maybe we could have found each other better (…), there is no bitterness, don’t worry.“
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Bitterness, maybe not, however Giroud’s reproach is barely veiled. The caption is evident: his companions in the assault did not reply to his calls. It is evident that Kylian Mbappé, in the second half, favored the particular person answer. Even if we can not blame him, as the Parisian has created scoring alternatives, his relationship with Giroud seems much less pure than with Karim Benzema with whom he continuously mixed earlier than the damage of the Madrilenian.
Undoubtedly put in the scent of the doubtlessly flammable statements of his attacker, Didier Deschamps was invited into the debate to nip the starting of the controversy in the bud. “It can happen, it might be the truth, conceded the coach. But don’t stigmatize Kylian. Olivier does not have the same profile as Karim, he has a more axial position. In the first half, the three could switch. We must not interpret.“This streak comes as Giroud, the second highest scorer in the historical past of the Blues, has misplaced his beginning place. It’s exhausting to imagine that the scenario has not touched his satisfaction.
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