In an interview with Goal, Thierry Henry mentioned Olivier Giroud, seven units from reaching his record of goals scored for the France team (51). The Arsenal legend has praised the Chelsea striker and his old-fashioned profile.
After winning the Champions League with Chelsea, Olivier Giroud joined the gathering of the France team, his eyes now on the Euro. Before entering the competition, the Blues striker received compliments from Thierry Henry. Holder of the record for goals for the France team (51 goals in 123 caps), the former glory of Arsenal confided all the good he thought of Olivier Giroud in an interview with Goal.
The 34-year-old striker is now only seven small goals to equal the goals record for the Blues established by Thierry Henry, with a counter that now displays 44 achievements under the tricolor tunic. Without hard feelings, Thierry Henry would find “brilliant” that Olivier Giroud surpassed his record: “It would be brilliant, a great accomplishment. Records are made to be broken. I often talk to him in fact, every time he scores a goal or two , I always say ‘well done’ to him, because he deserves it. “
“Dying type of attackers”
The former French international has been full of praise for Olivier Giroud. For Thierry Henry, the players of the France team can be delighted to have a profile like that of the Chelsea striker.
“Olivier is one of the type of attackers dying today. Old school, holding the ball, throwing it back on the wing, entering the box and breaking his neck to score with a header,” Henry describes. what I like is the way he puts people in the game. He’s very good, he helps when you play with him on a one-two. He’s that type of players. And I think it is. ‘it’s great for the national team to have a different dimension from the other guys, who like to come back, go on the wing and come back. “
“I think it’s great for Didier Deschamps to have a striker like Olivier and if he manages to beat my record, it’s incredible,” said Thierry Henry. The Blues striker will have to fight to find a place in attack alongside Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann, all three aligned this Wednesday against Wales.