Olivier Giroud Reacts To Breaking Thierry Henry’s France Record. Olivier Giroud was relieved to finally surpass Thierry Henry‘s record of 51 France goals, putting an end to the endless speculation.
On Sunday, Giroud scored for the 52nd time in his international career to put France 1-0 up against Poland in a World Cup last-16 match in Al Thumama, Qatar.
His goal moved him one goal ahead of Henry on France’s all-time men’s football scoring chart. “My wife and my children were there, plus my childhood friend. It’s a childhood dream to beat Thierry Henry like that,” Giroud told TF1.
“A lot of people told me it was coming, now I put it behind me and my obsession is to go as far as possible with the team.
“I was a little frustrated not to have been able to capitalize on one or two crosses that we made at the start of the match, so I really wanted to score this goal, just to stop talking about it!”
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Despite a late penalty by Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe’s two goals in the second half gave France a comfortable 3-1 victory. France is attempting to become the first side to win back-to-back World Cups since Brazil in 1962.
The next match for Didier Deschamps’ team is against England on Saturday at the Al Bayt Stadium.