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Olivier Giroud says he ignores the critics

Speaking to Téléfoot this morning, France striker Olivier Giroud discussed the heavy criticism he has received for his performances this season.

“Those things do not make you happy. In terms of what I can say about the minority of journalists and so-called specialists, I am concentrating solely on my statistics this season.”

Giroud also revealed that he had a discussion with Deschamps in March when he was not receiving much playing time:

“I had a discussion with him in March, during a period where I was playing less. It was important for me, he made it clear that he believed in me.”

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