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…