Veteran Frenchman Shines Light on ‘Milan’s Historical Weight’ and Overcoming Doubters

French veteran Olivier Giroud has proved doubters time and again with his vital performances, chiseling himself as one of this generation’s most underrated strikers.

The 35-year-old World Cup winner moved from Chelsea to join Milan in a €1m transfer, in what was a bargain buy by the Rossoneri during the summer transfer window.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Mail, the former Arsenal forward opened up on the stress of having been doubted throughout his career but according to him, that is what fuels his ambition.

‘”Overcoming difficulties and doubts has been very important for me over the years, bouncing back. That’s me. My friends and my brother used to say I was always at my best when I had my back to the wall. I wish things could have been a bit smoother in my career at times but you can’t always explain it,” he said

He particularly praised Milan’s weight in Europe as one of the most successful teams around – something that pushed him to continue his career at the iconic San Siro.

“I looked up to this club and this amazing shirt so this could be a fantastic end to my career in Europe. When you arrive at Milan you feel the weight of history,” he said.

Giroud ended up revealing his Rossoneri ‘hero’.

“I have met Sheva many times. I told him he was my hero. He laughed but I got him to sign a shirt and I was the happiest I could be.”

The Frenchman already has two goals this season in five appearances and is touted to partner up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the Swede returns from his injury.