Alexandre Lacazette was pleased with his most recent game for France.
The striker started and scored twice against Germany in France’s most friendly match. With Olivier Giroud being the first-choice striker for France for a long time, Lacazette has had to be patient for his chance. When it arrived, he certainly took it.
The 26-year-old was happy with how the game went, and is now looking to do the job for Arsenal before France’s next game.
“It was one of the first matches for France when I was played as a true centre-forward, my preferred position, in a big game,” he said after the game, as reported by The Sun.
“So that was pleasing. Also there is a long period now without a match for the France team, so I am pleased to have left a good impression.
“What I must do now is get back to work for my club and be fit and available to play, and do a good job for Arsenal in the coming months.
“There is no doubt that was my best match for France and the coach told me I had done well. He also had a joke with me as I left the pitch which will stay a secret. But he congratulated me and it is very encouraging — it was a good night for me.”
The match between Germany and France turned out to be a good one for the Arsenal players involved. While Lacazette scored twice, Mesut Ozil also got an assist for Germany’s opening goal.
The two seem to have a decent relationship and have showed promising signs and forming an effective partnership at Arsenal. They’ll be looking to combine against Tottenham on Saturday.
Lacazette has six goals in 11 games for Arsenal. Every fan hopes he’ll actually start the game on Saturday, after Arsene Wenger dropped him to the bench against Manchester City.
Ozil, meanwhile, has one goal and two assists this season, and will likely start on Saturday alongside Alexis Sanchez.