In an interview with Rothen Régale this Friday, Olivier Giroud confided in the return of Karim Benzema to the France team, five and a half years later. The Chelsea striker is delighted to welcome this “additional weapon”.
The hatchet seems indeed buried between the two attackers of the France team. Asked by RMC, in an interview broadcast this Friday on the Rothen Régale program, Olivier Giroud assures that he has “no grudge against that”, referring to the exit of Karim Benzema last year, where the Real Madrid striker was compared to an “F1”, qualifying its counterpart of “karting”.
“Obviously Karim is welcome”
“His return? I lived it well, it’s good news for the France team, assures Giroud, recent winner of the Champions League with Chelsea. We have an additional weapon offensively, it increases our chances of to be efficient. I think it’s good for the collective “. As a reminder, Giroud joined the gathering of the Blues just before their victory against Wales (3-0). A meeting marked by the performance of the Real Madrid striker, despite a missed penalty and a 28th goal in Blue that will wait.
At the microphone of Rothen Régale, the center forward of the Blues relishes the arrival of an efficient player who comes out of a very good season at 33 years old: “We will be expected as vice-champions of Europe and world champions. We have a certain status to defend, to assume. All weapons are welcome, so obviously Karim is welcome “.
A choice “approved” by Giroud
Giroud thus fully validates Deschamps’ decision to call Benzema, five and a half years after his last call to the French team: “I did not have the coach on the phone, what could I have said except approve his choice? ” Spared against the Welsh, the world champion will have the opportunity to find the jersey of the France team this Tuesday against Bulgaria, last rehearsal before the Euro.