Giroud plans to stay at the top for a long time

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Olivier Giroud has been in good form for Chelsea in the second half of the season, and it’s amazing that he was very close to leaving the club in the January transfer window.

Giroud has been in top form since the restart, and the 33-year-old World Cup winner has vowed to remain at the top of his career for a long time.

The Frenchman has revealed some of the things he’s looking to achieve before he calls the curtain on what has been a successful career.

“Of course, [playing for] the French national team is always an honour and you get there by performing well with your club,” said Giroud.

“I have been fortunate enough to play in a Euro final and to win the World Cup. I still want to win trophies and beat records with the national team.

“At the very least, it would be nice to hit the 100 appearances mark – I am at 87 I think. I also want to go ahead of Platini to become the second highest goalscorer in French national team history – these are goals that motivate me and keep me focused to stay in shape and at the highest level.”

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