Author of successful debuts at the forefront of the Milan attack, Olivier Giroud shakes up Milan’s plans.
Olivier Giroud take his pain patiently. And not only because of his non-selection for the French team for the three matches played by the Blues in this return. It is the same at Milan AC. Blame it on the positive Covid-19 test he suffered last week and which earned him solitary confinement. And this while the tricolor world champion had scored a double, against Cagliari (4-1) a few days before, for his second Serie A match with the Rossoneri. Taking into account the preparation, the Savoyard already has five goals in five matches.
The former Gunner, after two complicated years with Chelsea to say the least, could hardly imagine a better start with the Lombard club. Its status nonetheless remains uncertain. Consequence of the expected return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, about to resume competition this weekend against the Lazio and waited to start the shock in front of Liverpool, next Wednesday in the Champions League.
They can play together
If Olivier Giroud should not be available on Sunday for the reception of the Biancocelesti, he should however be restored for the trip to the north of England. To start on the bench? Not sure… Evidenced by the words of Stefano Pioli within the framework of the traditional Champions under the stars. To believe the technician Italy, Olivier Giroud, expected to play the liners behind the Swede, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic can perfectly evolve side by side. “They are two great players with different characteristics, he said. Olivier is a fixed presence in the zone, he gives depth, while Ibra is a game organizer. He likes to touch as many balls as possible. When they are both at 100%, they can play together. ”
Questioned shortly after his arrival in Lombardy, the Frenchman had mentioned his possible association with the Swedish giant. “I’m pretty sure we can complement each other, whatever tactics Pioli wants to adopt. I think it’s very easy to get along well with this kind of player, he assured. He’s a great player, a great personality. I can’t wait to show everyone that we can play together. I’m not going to say that I want to play in the place of such a player, Pioli will make the decisions. But I think it’s a good thing that the coach can count on attackers with different qualities. “