Veteran Milan marksman Olivier Giroud believes the Rossoneri could have easily scored three-four more goals in their 4-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb, if not for the presence of Zagreb goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic. Matteo Gabbia, Rafael Leao, and Giroud all got on the scoresheet, while Robert Ljubicic succumbed to an unfortunate own goal to concede a fourth.
Giroud spoke to Sky Sport (via MilanNews) and took stock of the crucial victory that leaves the Rossoneri with just one point away from qualification into the Round of 16.
“Great victory. We prepared this match well. We wanted to start strong with a great desire to press well and to be effective in front. We could have scored more goals, but we are very happy with this result.”
He was then asked about his duel with Livakovic.
“He knows me well. He played a great game. Without him, we could have scored 7-8 goals. I tried to score a brace until the end, but I’m happy for the penalty. I needed this goal for confidence. I’m happy for the team.”
Milan play RB Salzburg next in their road to the UEFA Champions League last 16. However, they will have to tackle Torino first in Serie A.
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