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“Platini target to be shot down”: what if Mbappé broke the record of … Giroud before Euro 2024?


Author of a double against the Netherlands and eagerly awaited Monday evening against Ireland, the captain of the Blues always pushes the limits as much.

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With his 53 goals on the clock, Olivier Giroud is not being clever.

Not that he thinks about it day and night because he knows how the affair will end, but the top scorer in the history of the France team did not think the subject of his record would come to the table so quickly.

With Kylian Mbappé around, nothing should be expected.

An understatement.

Attention, the dean of the Blues (36 years old) still has time to savor his first place among the most decisive attackers in the selection and to increase it, but given the pace of his new captain, not sure that it is still the case by Euro 2024 (June 14-July 14).

Mbappé remains on 20 goals in his ... last 17 caps

After his double against the Oranje on Friday evening in Saint-Denis (4-0), which follows, excuse me a bit, his hat-trick in the World Cup final on December 18, the crack of Bondy remains on a prodigious series of 20 goals in his last 17 matches with the blue jersey.


A success that now places him alone in 5th place among the top scorers in the history of the Blues with 38 achievements.

After overtaking Karim Benzema, the star of French football is now attacking Michel Platini (41), Antoine Griezmann (43) and subsequently Thierry Henry (51), then Olivier Giroud (53).

Nice hunting board.

He does not hide it from elsewhere, like his remarks made at a press conference on Sunday evening in the spans of the Aviva Stadium.

With a first objective in mind, go past the "platoche" icon.


It's an honor and at the same time the next target to be shot,"

he says with confidence and respect.

Michel Platini

(41 goals against 38 for Mbappé)

is an absolute, undisputed legend of French football.

I will continue my journey and it will go through Michel Platini


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The next target to shoot down ”: Kylian Mbappé puts on the show before Ireland-France

I have to give Kylian a hard time for the goalscoring record


We all know he will overtake me at some point, but the later the better


Olivier Giroud on Kylian Mbappé

On seeing his captain overtake him in the future and seize the record, the AC Milan striker is not in denial.

Aware of the reality and well decide to savor before seeing the rocket overtake him.

I have to give Kylian a hard time for the goalscoring record

, advance Giroud.

We all know he will overtake me at some point, but the later the better


One question remains, at this hellish pace, when will Kylian Mbappé be able to achieve this?

Knowing that with the armband in his possession, his selflessness in making others shine will be scrutinized, which could impact his stat line.

Although… Friday night, he will have done everything with an assist for Griezmann and a magnificent double.

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In addition to the meeting in Ireland on Monday, Mbappé will have the opportunity to get closer to Giroud (if he does not burn) against more than affordable opponents, let's be polite, like Greece and Gibraltar, next June.

In 2023, the vice-world champions still have nine dates scheduled (seven qualifying matches, two friendlies).

So many possibilities for the best striker in the world to progress, barring injury, in this symbolic ranking.

With him, everything is possible, and the barrier could even jump before Euro 2024.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-03-26

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