France boss Didier Deschamps sends warning to Chelsea player

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France boss Didier Deschamps has warned Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud that he might struggle to play for France at the Euro next summer if he does not make a move.

According to Deschamps, a player like Giroud needs regular game time to find his rhythm.

“I make the choices that seem best to me for the France team,” Didier Deschamps said when asked why Olivier Giroud was sat on the bench for Anthony Martial to start against Portugal.

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“With Anthony who is a good player, it allows us to have a little more depth. Compared to Olivier, he has to be impacted, first of all with the situation he has at his club, knowing that he has a large frame and that he needs rhythm, it’s hard.

“That’s not why I want to lose him, it’s complicated, we’ll talk, but obviously he has every interest in it not lasting, for him, to remain competitive, but we must not forget what he did with us and what he is still able to do.”

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