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Why I am yet to retire from International football, Giroud

Timothy Aiyeku



Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has claimed that he has not retired from international football because his place is not being challenged by younger players.

The former Arsenal striker, therefore, stated that he still has a role to play in the French national team until the younger ones step up to force the decision.

Giroud who will have his 84th cap for Les Blues when they take on Germany at the Stade de France on Tuesday has been handed a key role in Didier Deschamp’s team ahead of Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and United’s Anthony Martial.

Giroud is the first striker to play all games at the World Cup to the finals without a single goal but still sees no reason why he should hang his boot at age 32.

He therefore stated that he remains good enough for the French team and has a lot to offer especially with the Coach’s nod.

The World Cup winner added that he will make use of every opportunity available because of the obvious reason that his time is winding up, stressing that he will miss the national team when he retires.

However, an early decision could be made if the younger players step up to earn a place in the national team according to the Chelsea striker.

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Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.