Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud got a brace in France 4-2 victory over Sweden, proving once again that he still has what it takes to play at the top level.
Giroud has made just one start under Frank Lampard this season which came in the Carabao Cup game against Tottenham, and has featured in only 33 minutes of Premier League football this term.
He’s currently Chelsea’s third choice striker, and after a poor performance against Finland, he was dropped for the game against Portugal.
With threats of missing the Euros from France boss Didier Deschamps, Giroud reminded him of his quality in the 4-2 win over Sweden.
For Giroud, this isn’t a feeling of revenge, as he admits that it has been a regular story in his career.
“We had a lot of regrets and frustration, also on an individual level, against Finland. We wanted to learn from that match, and we were able to react against Portugal by dominating and deserving the victory,” Giroud told M6 .
“This gathering is positive after this last match. Even if everything is not perfect, there is still a feeling of satisfaction.
“There was no feeling of revenge for me. I’m used to being heckled, it’s the story of my career. It gives me more strength. I have no problem with that.”