Olivier Giroud became France’s all-time leading scorer, scoring the first goal in a 3-1 win over Poland in the round of 16 of the World Cup. This is his 52nd place among the reigning world champions.
Apparently aware that his place in the starting XI under Didier Deschamps is the result of an injury sustained by Karim Benzema, the 36-year-old says he and his teammates play for the Real Madrid star and others who missed the trip to Qatar from -for a similar reason.
🗣️ “We want to remember the boys who stay at home due to injuries. We are all together, we stick together and think about them. This is a family, our national team.”
Olivier Giroud says the French play for injured players. 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/VbSK4g57gn
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 6, 2022