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Didier Deschamps on Olivier Giroud: “I am not worried.”

Speaking to L’Équipe following the announcement of France’s latest UEFA Nations League group, Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps had the following to say on 32-year-old Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud and his largely limited playing time this season.

“I am not worried. He in any case was not given a choice because his desire was indeed to leave. He had to get back to work, as we say, and he has had the opportunity to have more playing time in the last two matches than in the previous two months. But I know him for everything that he has done in the blue shirt, his mental capacity. All players can experience periods where they play little or not at all, that does not take away what they have done or what they can still do.”

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