44 International Goals For Olivier Giroud In a Les Bleus Shirt
Olivier Giroud has added to his goal tally after scoring twice against Sweden in the UEFA Nations League A, group 3 clash. His international goals tally stands at 44 reducing the gap between him and Arsenal legend Thiery Henry. The match ended with a 4-2 win over Sweden
Son to former France player Lilian Thuram, Marcus Thuram, provided a super assist for Olivier Giroud to score his first goal in the 16th minute. Benjamin Pavard scored the scored the 2nd goal for France before Giroud netted his second goal in the 59th minute after an assist from Kylian Mbappe. Kingsley Coman added the fourth in the 90th minute of play
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The goal addition comes days after he become the second most all-time goal scorer for France; after scoring two goals for Les Bleus in the friendly game against Ukraine in October in the process surpassing France legend Michel Platini.
The Chelsea striker, however, is now just 7 goals behind the Arsenal legend, Thiery Henry who has scored 51 international goals for France football team. But there are higher chances Giroud may overtake Henry to become the top scorer for Les Bleus.
Even though Giroud has had fewer chances of play for Chelsea, the 34-year-old striker has always produced an impressive performance for France. With this, Frank Lampard may be convinced to offer him a chance to play a full match as the Premier League resumes this weekend as Chelsea travel to Newcastle United.