If he has not definitively closed the door to a return of Olivier Giroud, Didier Deschamps leaves little hope for the second top scorer in the history of the Blues.
Olivier Giroud must be made a reason. Almost six months after his last appearance in the France team, his return to the Blues would now be a miracle. At 35, the Milan striker is no longer part of Didier Deschamps’ plans. Not more than Steve mandanda and Moussa Sissoko, other tricolor veterans more called in selection since the fiasco of the Euro.
Asked on the sidelines of the draw for the League of Nations, the French coach left them little hope. ” We do not know. At one point, it stops. There is never the right timing but it is like that. Today, these three are still selectable. This does not mean necessarily selected. Afterwards, it is in relation to the competition, to the profile. Both did what they had to do. It has happened to others, too, in previous years. There isn’t a player who wants this to stop. But at some point, yes, it does. We don’t know when necessarily ”, he said about them.
Barely with Milan
And like Steve Mandanda, who must now be content with a role of understudy at theOlympic Marseille, the chances of seeing Olivier Giroud again in the France team are all the more slim as the former Gunner is hardly at the party at the AC Milan. After a fanfare debut, the native of Chambéry indeed accumulates physical glitches and sees his counter blocked at four goals in 13 appearances, the native of Chambéry having notably remained fanny in the Champions League.
Behind the absence of Olivier Giroud, also hides the discomfort caused by his statements at the end of the preparatory match for the Euro against Bulgaria. ” You say that I was not seen much at first, but maybe they could have found me better “, Launched the native of Chambéry, provoking the anger of Kylian Mbappé. ” He didn’t have to say that, that’s for sure. This created small tensions over two, three days “, Had also launched Didier Deschamps a few days before the announcement of the first list after the Euro, already sealing the end of the story between the France team and the second highest scorer in its history …