Olivier Giroud announces his retirement from the France team after Euro 2024 – La Opinion

Olivier Giroud announces his retirement from the France team after Euro 2024 – La Opinion



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Olivier Giroud, new LAFC forward, announced that he will retire from the national team of France after the Euro 2024 in Germany.

I think that with the ‘bleus’ things will end after the Euro Cup. We have to make way for the young people,” said Giroud, who will play his last game for Milan this Saturday.

Olivier Giroud highlighted that it is difficult for him to have rhythm with so many games, but that he has high expectations for his new stage in Major League Soccer with LAFC.

“The weight of the years is beginning to show and I have thought about it. Playing every three days is increasingly complex, especially at a high level. But Im not going to Los Angeles for tourism, I think it is the right time,” said the footballer.

Olivier Giroud will retire as the top scorer in the history of the French national team. The forward has 57 goals in 131 games, a number that he will be able to increase at Euro 2024.

Giroud is also the second player with the most appearances for Les Bleus. The player with the most games played is Liliam Thuram with 142 games played.

The French forward will have the title of top scorer until Kylian Mbappé surpasses him. Mbappé has 46 goals in 77 games, a number that he could increase in the tournament and in future tournaments.

Carlo Ancelotti does not want to talk about Mbappé and the Olympic Games

Carlo Ancelotti, Italian coach of Real Madrid, avoided talking about Kylian Mbappé, on the eve of the last LaLiga EA Sports match and eight days before the Champions League final, and left the decision on the striker’s presence at the Olympic Games to France, which he described as “a problem.”

Ancelotti doesn’t want to talk about anything other than Real Madrid, the honorable farewell to Toni Kroos at the Santiago Bernabéu and the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund.

The Italian coach was surprised when he was asked about Mbappé and the Olympic Gameswith France’s desire for him to be the great representative of the Olympic team in Paris after playing the European Championship in Germany.

“It is a problem that the French team has to deal with, I am not going into this issue,” he said, getting rid of the problem.

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