While Raphaël Varane and Hugo Lloris have announced their international retirement, Olivier Giroud refuses to leave the France team.
World champion in 2018, the French team failed to retain their title. The blow did not go far, however, since the men of Didier Deschamps failed in the final of the 2022 World Cup, only defeated by Argentina on penalties. In the aftermath of this beautiful course, several executives decided to stop the tricolor adventure. Hugo Lloris was the first to announce his international retirement, followed a few days later by Captain Raphaël Varane. And if others may be thinking, Olivier Giroud knows what he is going to do: continue!
Top scorer in the history of the tricolor selection with fifty-three units on the counter, the center-forward is not decided to store the jersey of the France team in the closet. According to information from Parisian, the AC Milan player feels ready to continue in Blue if Didier Deschamps continues to call on him. With one hundred and twenty selections, Olivier Giroud is probably aiming for the podium in this category, he who is only three units behind Thierry Henry (123). On the other hand, it will be more complicated for him to get Lilian Thuram (142) and Hugo Lloris (145).
Anyway, the former Arsenal would see himself participating in a Euro 2024 which will finally happen quickly enough. While waiting to find out if his coach will still need his services despite the rising generation led by Kylian Mbappé, Randal Kolo Muani and other Marcus Thuram, Olivier Giroud will also continue his club career since the media indicates that the veteran of thirty- six-year-old is set to sign a contract extension with AC Milan.