Olivier Giroud has revealed that he speaks to Thierry Henry regularly as the France great congratulates him after goals for club and country.
It has been an incredible 2022 for Giroud as he made history with Milan after the Scudetto win, which was heavily boosted by the brace he scored in the derby against Inter, the winning goal against Napoli, the equalizer against Lazio and the brace in the final game against Sassuolo.
The 36-year-old striker wrote yet another page in his decorated career in the 4-1 win against Australia to begin France’s World Cup campaign, as he became Les Blues’ joint all-time top scorer with 51 goals, tied with Thierry Henry.
Milan bought the 36-year-old for €1m from Chelsea in the summer of 2021, and he immediately integrated perfectly with Pioli’s schemes and the club itself, becoming a leader of a young group.
Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara, consequently, have every intention of continuing with the veteran and that is why the renewal of Giroud’s contract for another year is close.
Giroud spoke after the 2-1 win over Simon Kjaer’s Denmark yesterday in which he did not manage to get on the scoresheet and was brought off part way through the second half, with his comments relayed by Calciomercato.com.
“I didn’t manage to score against Denmark. I would have liked to score my 52nd goal yesterday, but you have to be patient. Thierry, however, is in the habit of sending me a message every time I score a goal in the national team or with Milan to congratulate me. It’s always a great pleasure for me,” he said.