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Giroud’s crazy goal

Despite his 34 years and playing time reduced to the minimum with Chelsea, Olivier Giroud always sees in the long term …

Second top scorer in the history of theFrench team and sixth most capped player, Olivier Giroud sees his future in the France team threatened as rarely. Blame it on his club situation, he who had to be content with three brief appearances and 43 minutes of play with Chelsea since one month. “Olivier Giroud knows it, the situation he is living today cannot go on forever. For March, he will have to find a solution other than this one, moreover recently confided Didier Deschamps about it.

However, despite his 34 years, Olivier Giroud is far from having finished. He explained it in an interview with France Football. “It’s a question of the mind. To last, you have to want to. The barrier that we put on ourselves, that we are put on, is psychological, he confided. In mentalities, at 35, it’s over. By dint of hearing about his age, we can say to ourselves: ‘My days are numbered.’ I don’t know why we’re making such a big deal out of it. ”

To last, Olivier Giroud nevertheless had to change his style of play. “You make up for your shortcomings with better trips”, he explained, adding: “I do not feel diminished, I am in shape, confirms t -he. When there are signs, I will feel it. I will be lucid when I realize that I have lost in speed, explosiveness, jump … But I hope to have three, four, five years at the highest level. It is the objective. “The Blues player, who plans to change club during the next summer transfer window, will then be 39 years old …