Giroud backed to break Thierry Henry record

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is currently France’s all-time leading scorer, with 51 goals for the Le Bleus.

However, Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is gaining ground on Henry’s record, with the 34-year-old heading into Euro 2020 with 44 goals in 107 games.

Giroud is 7 goals short of Thierry Henry’s record, and France play two warm-up games against Wales and Bulgaria before the Euros tournament which begins with a clash against Germany on June 15, affording Giroud with more chances to break the record.

France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has now backed Giroud to break his record, insisting that records are meant to be broken.

“It would be great, a great achievement,” Henry told Goal.

“Records are made to be broken. I often speak to him actually, whenever he scores a goal or two, and I always say to him ‘well done’, because he deserves it.

“In the past three or four years it seems like he’s struggling for starts with his team at club level, but whenever he plays – whether it’s at club level or in the national team – he often delivers.

“And yes, I know people will tell me that he didn’t score a goal at the World Cup, but at the end of the day he lifted the trophy so it doesn’t really matter.”

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