France will face Austria this Thursday then Denmark on Saturday for the 5th and 6th rounds of the Nations League. The Blues are in very bad shape in this competition with a sad 4th place for two small points taken in four games. The balance sheet is therefore very meager for the players of Didier Deschamps (two defeats and two draws). Nevertheless, the coach of the French team should experiment in view of the many injured people who had to retire and the newcomers and other veterans who replaced them. Especially since these are the last international meetings before the World Cup in Qatar which is looming.
These meetings will also be the opportunity to see the return of Olivier Giroud with the Blues after his non-selection in June for the first four meetings of the competition with the successive failures that we know. The French striker still hopes to convince his coach to take him in his suitcases for the World Cup. In addition to his very convincing start to the season with AC Milan, the 35-year-old can boast of being an example often cited as the engine of a healthy and joyful atmosphere in the locker room but also when he is on the bench in replacement quality. His enthusiasm when celebrating the achievement of one of his teammates, even when the latter is in direct competition with him, proves the altruism that still drives the 35-year-old player.
The development of Olivier Giroud
Since the elimination of the Blues in the round of 16 of Euro 2021 against Switzerland on penalties, Olivier Giroud has only been selected with the French team once, during the friendly matches in March last. With a lot of hindsight on his situation, the Milanese attributed himself to our colleagues from RTL on his contribution within the group of the French team. “I am a team player, explains the AC Milan striker, a “team player” as they say, who plays for the team, who is fully behind the group and also the attackers when he scores. When Karim Benzema scored at the Euro, I was the first to congratulate him, to jump on him. My state of mind remains basic, my motivation the same, my determination too. That won’t move. Afterwards, it is the coach who decides. first commented on the former player of Montpellier but also of Arsenal and Chelsea.
Although Didier Deschamps him “simply explained that today there was an established hierarchy in the France team”the international tricolor respects the decision of the coach of the Blues. “Of course, I respect her, so I’m always here to add value to the team and do what I know how to do best to come back. Even being on the bench, I always shot in the direction of the team. I’ve never put the souk in a locker room, so that too is an important notion to take into account. » The Frenchman has kept a mentality that is still as irreproachable even if his status has crumbled little by little for a few years now within the France group.