Speaking to Téléfoot before France’s fixture against Denmark tonight in the Nations League, Les Bleus’ boss Didier Deschamps was defensive over a future decision to bring Olivier Giroud to Qatar with the France squad in November, after some exceptional performances in the Nations League already for France from the AC Milan forward.
Deschamps: “I have the time, that’s it… But, did I tell you that I wasn’t taking him or that I was taking him?”
Téléfoot Journalist: “Do you know if you are going to take him to Qatar?”
Deschamps: “If I knew that… It’s not him specifically, because I don’t have all the data… But he is doing everything, in any case, to be there.”
Former Chelsea and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud emerged as an instrumental figure for France in their game against Austria on Thursday evening.
According to what is reported by L’Équipe, Giroud could start Sunday’s game against Denmark on the bench. The report understands that Christopher Nkunku could get the nod over the 35-year-old.
The Milan forward had one of his best games for the national side during the midweek. From orchestrating the holdup play by being the focal point in Les Bleus’ attack to scoring the second goal of the night for the home side, Giroud proved his credibility as a striker in their 2-0 win over Austria.
GFFN – George Boxall