Four and a half seasons at Arsenal, three and a half seasons at Chelsea, for a total of 144 goals in 371 games, and a grand finale with a European championship title.
A unique link exists between Olivier Giroud (36) and the city of London, where he returns to play the 3rd day of the Champions League (Wednesday 9 p.m.).
More than half of my professional career.
But this city will remain above all the birthplace of our four children.
We are necessarily attached to London
, “said the French striker to
during a long interview.
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If he regrets, "
as with Arsenal
", never having been able to "
go in search of a title in the Premier League
", the one who now makes the heyday of AC Milan in Italy recalled the good memories of his time with the
a club that counted a lot
", between the victory in the Europa League in 2019 where he finished top scorer, that in the Champions League in 2021, but also the difficult times, the Franck Lampard period during which he was on the bench before finally prevailing.
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I do not project myself until then, ”promises Giroud
With the Blues, a "big brother who always wants to pass on"
But the interview with the French world champion was above all an opportunity to discuss his return to the Blues, less than two months from the World Cup.
He, who has started in the last two League of Nations matches, considers his record "
I still took great pleasure in coming back.
I had a blast on the pitch for the
first match against Austria (2-0)
The second in
Denmark took place under different circumstances (0-2)
[…] We got moved.
But there were a lot of absences.
Overall, personally, I am happy
, ”he confided to our colleagues.
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After confirming his good relationship with Kylian Mbappé by speaking of a "
" as well as his own role as "
big brother who always wants to transmit and share his experience with the youngest
", Olivier Giroud spoke about his chances of being part of the France group which will fly to Qatar.
I demonstrated what needed to be demonstrated.
I did my best to be there.
I put all the chances on my side.
Now, place in Milan!
“And place in the Champions League, therefore, with this enticing Chelsea-AC Milan (Wednesday, 9 p.m.)!