Hugo Lloris hails Olivier Giroud as ‘an example’ to follow

France captain Hugo Lloris paid tribute to Olivier Giroud, hailing him as an ‘example to never give up.’

Giroud bagged himself a brace as France opened their World Cup defence with an impressive 4-1 win over Australia, and in the process joined Thierry Henry as Les Bleus’ all-time record goalscorer.

The Milan striker would likely have not even started the game had it not been for a pre-tournament injury to Karim Benzema, and Lloris is happy to see his enduring persistence rewarded.

“I think Olivier Giroud deserved a lot of credit,” Lloris said after the match. “He is an example…

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