Giroud is 'not getting carried away' with ideas of France call-up

Olivier Giroud insists he is ‘not getting carried away’ with the idea of being called up into France’s World Cup squad… despite the AC Milan striker returning to some of his best form for Serie A giants

  • Olivier Giroud not convinced he will be called-up for France’s World cup squad
  • The French striker has been in great form since moving to Serie A side AC Milan
  • Giroud netted a brace against RB Salzburg in the Champions League this week
  • Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates

Olivier Giroud still thinks his spot in France’s squad for the Qatar World Cup is still up for grabs despite his impressive form since joining Serie A side AC Milan.

The Former Chelsea and Arsenal star has been in great form since his move to Italy in 2021 and even helped the club win the Serie A title last season.

He has continued his form in front of goal this season, having scored 11 goals in 21 games in all competitions, including two in AC Milan’s Champions League win over RB Salzburg on Wednesday night.

Olivier Giroud has been in great form this season and has already score 11 goals this term

But despite this form, the 36-year-old is not taking his spot at Qatar for granted and will be waiting to find out at the same time as the rest if his teammates.

Giroud told Canal +: ‘I’m not going to get carried away. It’s very good because I was chasing goals a bit in the last few weeks.

‘So it’s great for my confidence, it’s good for the team. It was a very important match and it’s good to be there for important matches.

‘We’ll see, we’ll see, we’ll watch the announcement of the squad, like all my mates, but there are still deadlines with my club. We’ll see, it’s not up to me.’

The 114-capped striker is not ‘getting carried away’ with the idea of being called-up by France

Giroud and co will discover if they are going to the World Cup next week, which is when manager Didier Deschamps is expected to name his squad for the tournament.

Deschamps has a lot of attacking talent to pick from as well as Giroud, with Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Marcus Thuram, Ousmane Dembélé and Christopher Nkunku to name a few. 

France are the current holders of the World Cup after beating Croatia in the final in Russia in 2018.

Les Blues have an interesting group this time round, with Denmark, Australia and Tunisia all competing in Group D.

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