A double in Sassuolo (0-3) on the last day on Sunday and an Italian champion title at the end, the first for AC Milan for 11 years.

Olivier Giroud's discovery of Serie A was a collective and personal success, with a total of 11 goals and four assists.

"At 35, I proved that I could last a few more seasons," said the former Chelsea center-forward in

L'Equipe

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Giroud has visibly digested his non-selection for the France team for the League of Nations last Thursday.

“I take it all with detachment and serenity, assures the second top scorer in the history of the Blues (48 goals, three lengths from Thierry Henry).

There is a bit of disappointment all the same, but no bitterness.

The Blues remain the red thread of my career.

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His two goals against Côte d'Ivoire (2-1) then South Africa (5-0) in March were therefore not enough to convince Deschamps to call the 2018 world champion, while Karim Benzema was this time available.

Giroud talks about his "pseudo" pride and his "pseudo" ego

“History has shown that the coach could evolve in his thinking, wants to believe the Milanese.

I will always believe it.

I proved that I was able to put my "pseudo" pride and my "pseudo" ego aside.

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One way to respond to the argument of "status" used by Deschamps to justify the impossibility of cohabiting Giroud and Benzema in Blue.

“The coach knows my role and my mentality.

He makes his choices.

But I won't let go.

I remain at the disposal of the France team.

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