France qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-finals after defeating England 2-1 in the quarter-finals at the Al-Bayt Stadium on Saturday evening.
Despite Harry Kane’s penalty spot-kick, the defending champions won deservedly.
Following the game, former Chelsea star Olivier Giroud explains why France was fortunate to win against the three lions. Kane missed the second penalty, according to the former Blues striker.
France striker Olivier Giroud enters the press conference to a small round of applause from some French journalists, saying,
“All goals are important.” The fact that I finished ahead of Thierry Henry with the 52nd but now have the 53rd.
“I didn’t think I’d get another chance, so scoring was incredible. Tonight’s game reminded me of the match against Belgium in 2018. We fought tooth and nail; they came back into the game and began to believe, but we demonstrated that we could be dangerous on the counterattack.
“We were fortunate that Kane missed the penalty, but we gave it our all and fought tooth and nail.” It reminds me of the mindset in 2018. This team deserves to be there.”