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Veteran Olivier Giroud Eyeing Thierry Henry’s France Goal Record At World Cup

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The former Arsenal and Chelsea striker, who has 114 caps, is now just two goals away from Equalling 1998 World Cup winner Henry’s record haul of 51 for Les Bleus.

Olivier Giroud is hoping to break Thierry Henry‘s record and come France’s all- time leading goalscorer at this time’s World Cup as he comes into the event in Qatar after a fine run of form with AC Milan. Giroud turned 36 in September and hadn’t been a regular in recent France outfits but nine pretensions this season for the Serie A titleholders induced France trainer Didier Deschamps to take the stager forward to Qatar. It’s Giroud’s third World Cup and while he’d been anticipated to feature substantially from the bench, he could yet have a crucial part to play with dubieties girding the fitness of Karim Benzema.

” For me it’s kind of a blessing to have the occasion to play for my country at a third World Cup. I want to enjoy every single moment,” Giroud told journalists before France trained at the home colosseum of Qatari titleholders Al Sadd in Doha.

” Of course I’ve this target in my head to beat’ Titi'( Henry) but the main bone is as a platoon, to go as far as we can in the competition.”

Giroud– who has also played at three European Crowns– came France’s oldest transnational goalscorer in September when he netted for the 49th time for his country in a UEFA Nations League game against Austria.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea striker, who has 114 caps, is now just two pretensions down from equalling 1998 World Cup winner Henry’s record haul of 51 for Les Bleus.

Despite his fairly advanced times, it was put to Giroud that he might be in the form of his life and that some of his recent acrobatic homestretches have drawn comparisons with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at his peak.” I do not know if I’m in my stylish form and if you look at some of the pretensions I’ve scored in the history I’ve formerly got some that have been a bit like Zlatan,” he said.

” I do like scoring acrobatic pretensions. But it’s true that I’m in a good spell. I feel good physically, I’m happy with my game and at my club.

” At the age of 36 it’s a gift to be suitable to be so important and to feel so good, and I hope to keep this going.”

Giroud was the target man for France in 2018 and yet he did not score a single thing as they won the World Cup in Russia– his only FIFA World Cup thing to date came against Switzerland in Brazil in 2014.

He’s though being sloped to start when France begin their jewel defence against Australia in Al Wakrah coming Tuesday, November 22, as Benzema battles to be fit.

The Real Madrid striker and Ballond ‘Or winner has been floundering with a ham injury and played just 26 twinkles in Madrid’s last six games. The France team have formerly been hit by a surge of injuries, with absentees in Qatar including Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, their starting midfield pairing in 2018.

RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku pulled out after suffering a knee injury on Tuesday in France’s final training session before flying to Qatar. That has created a feeling of anxiety in the French camp at the prospect of further injuries hampering their defence of the jewel.

” There’s always some exposure to injuries but you mustn’t suppose about that and just train typically,” Giroud said. Know More FIFA NEWS…

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