It’s fair to say that Olivier Giroud gets a hard time from far too many people.
The striker, who didn’t enjoy the best of seasons last year (nor the worst, he did score 24 goals) was booed as he got off the French team bus ahead of their game against Cameroon and then during the match as well.
But he quickly silenced his critics with a great finish on the volley to score France’s second goal of the night and with some of the latest promo codes may not be a bad outside bet for top scorer at the Euros given how many he’s been scoring recently.
The game finished 3-2 to France with Blaise Matuidi and Dimitri Payet scoring either side of Oli’s.
Giroud scores for France with a brilliant volley. 2-1 pic.twitter.com/L7gHSnmJ3v
— Terje (@TerjeGooner) May 30, 2016
Speaking after the game, Didier Deschamps said about the boos “You hear what you want. The whistles were unfair tonight, but in Biarritz, he was applauded. People can be conditioned.
“But Olivier scored again. When you say it, you are not helpful. You are free to say what you want but this is not necessarily the truth.”
Meanwhile, Giroud said when asked if he heard the boos “Yes I heard them… I do not know. You know that I have gone through stages in my career that have been quite complicated, so these things don’t hurt me much, but it is true that it is a shame. Being French, playing in France, if we miss a chance we want the fans to encourage us.
They are also there for that. Especially as I scored a goal with my only shot. So I do not understand it much but what was important was that we won, and that I continue that personal run of scoring.”
He also talked the media through his volley, adding “Yes, I was well placed. Paul made a fantastic move, I broke away well. Aside from that the defender was a bit short and my desire was to just hit the target above everything because it was going fast. Yes, I am happy. Of course I could have scored a second but it came at me quickly, I was a bit surprised. It is true that the goalkeeper made a good save. In fact he made two or three. On Cabaye as well.”