Henry: Giroud breed is dying

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Olivier Giroud is in the twilight of his career, but the Frenchman has achieved much over the years and still has the quality to go a few more years.

At 34, he has played a vital role for club and country the past year. He helped Chelsea win the Champions League and has been phenomenal for France.

France legend Thierry Henry has backed Giroud to break his record with the France national team, and hailed the quality of the Chelsea striker.

Henry also admitted that the Giroud breed of striker is now phasing away from football.

“Olivier is the type of striker that is kind of dying right now,” Henry told Goal.

“The old school, holding the ball up, passing the ball to the winger, getting into the box and breaking your neck to score with a header.

“But what I like is how he puts people in a game. He’s very good, he will give the assist sometimes when you link up with him on a one-two.

“He’s that type of player and I think it’s very good for the national team to have a different dimension to the other guys, who like to go in behind and go out to the wing and drop in.

“I think it’s great for Didier Deschamps to have a striker like Olivier and if he goes on to beat the record, amazing.”

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