Giroud Names His Milan Idol and Looks Forward to Partnership with Ibra

Olivier Giroud took advantage of the break to shake off his physical problems. He gave an interview to the Serie A’s channel today: “I talked with Fikayo Tomori before joining. He told me that they were waiting for me there to try winning the Scudetto. I do not want to put too much pressure, but we are fighting for the first position.”

Giroud explained why he transferred to Milan: “I followed Serie A when I was a kid. My favorite player growing up was Andriy Shevchenko. I am lucky to have the opportunity to score for this great club like he did. We play football to search for these big emotions.”

Giroud revealed some prior ties with the Peninsula: “Both my grandmothers were Italians and I am proud of my roots. I learned the language in school. I love this county and its cuisine, even though it is a little inferior to the French one,” he joked.

The striker praised Mike Maignan and Stefano Pioli: “I think he will be the starter for France once Huge Lloris quits since he is very talented. My first conversation with the coach was frank, and I like his playing style. Milan had a great season last year.”

Giroud concluded with some remarks about Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “I faced him a few times. He is still playing at 40, which means that he is an exceptional professional. He takes care of his body meticulously, and I try to do the same. I think he sets a great example for the youngsters and is one of the best center-forwards in Serie A. I am looking forward to having him by my side. We will have fun, and winning is easier with Ibra.”

In other Milan news, Junior Messias is back on the mend with a thigh strain.