Giroud, already a legend?

Media365 editorial staff, published on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 12:20 p.m.

If, by equaling Thierry Henry’s goal record, Olivier Giroud has become a “legend” of the Blues according to Mikaël Silvestre, this should not last according to the former tricolor defender.

By scoring twice against Australia in the opening game of the World Cup, Olivier Giroud has equaled Thierry Henry as the best director in the history of the France team. The native of Chambéry climbs to the top. But, it is not sure that he will stay there forever.

Kylian Mbappé arrives at high speed behind and could therefore in turn enter the history of the Blues. Giroud is therefore destined to return to the shadows. This is what Mikaël Silvestre thinks in particular. “Giroud equaled Thierry Henry’s record, so it’s very positive. But, he will only be considered a legend as long as he is number 1. I mean until Mbappé or someone another takes over this record”, he named in an interview with Betting Expert.

“Giroud’s qualities are vital to the France team”

Silvestre still wishes the best to the former Montpellier player. “I believe Giroud is going to beat it (Henry’s record), hopefully in the next game. His name will be there. When you do that, it means you have quality. He’s not competing for the Ballon d’Or but at the highest level, when you played for Arsenal, Chelsea, AC Milan. You play in the Champions League, you fight for titles and you win them. He’s up there with the best.”

Many observers felt that with Giroud in his eleven, the France team is more balanced than when it is Benzema who is aligned. Silvestre gives his opinion on the subject: “I think they are different. Olivier is less mobile but as an anchor, to chain the game, he offers something different with his body, the way he is able to play one touch passes and help the team progress He can hold the ball very well He is a different player to Karim but yes he has qualities which are vital Most importantly he “He’s scoring goals. He’s present in the box and his anticipation and movement in the box has improved over the years.”

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