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Giroud hopes 'living legend' Henry manages France some day

Giroud hopes 'living legend' Henry manages France some day”

As neighbours France and Belgium take on each other in the first semi-final of the Fifa World Cup in St Petersburg in Russian Federation on Tuesday, July 10, the media is busy painting the rivalry as between two famous comic characters - Asterix and Tintin.

Deschamps values Giroud's work as the first line of the French defense, harassing the opponent when it has the ball in its half, and as a third center back to defend set pieces, which have played such an important role in the World Cup. "I really want my thirst for victory to come across to them".

"I would be delighted if I can prove to Thierry Henry that he chose the wrong camp", Giroud added.

"It is a fantastic generation and in order to beat them we will have to play a great match".

The former Warriors' player believes France's chances are high judging from performances so far at football's biggest showpiece.

Harlington Shereni, who spent more than a decade plying his trade in the French topflight league, is among those that will be routing behind les bleus. "He is very good in this World Cup with a good defense in front of him", Giroud said.

France may be heading to the World Cup final, but Olivier Giroud is still making unwanted history in front of goal.

"He has brought us that important element of experience", the coach said on Friday.

"If we win, he will also be happy because ultimately he is a Frenchman", said France defender Lucas Hernandez on Saturday.

Goals have proved elusive for a player whose place in the France line-up has always been a source of national debate in his homeland but two more wins are all that count for 31-year-old.



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