Interview by Cyrille de La Morinerie, edited by Gauthier Delomez 6:23 a.m., May 28, 2022

On the eve of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Stade de France, French international Olivier Giroud shared his expertise on the Europe 1 Sport program.

For him, the people of Madrid can capitalize on their "success and self-sacrifice" which they have shown throughout the competition.

Between Real Madrid and Liverpool, Olivier Giroud expects "a very close fight".

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on Friday, the French international who was not recalled last week by Didier Deschamps spoke about the poster for the Champions League final, which will be played on Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Stade de France from Saint-Denis.

For the AC Milan striker, Italian champion this season, the people of Madrid led by a thunderous Karim Benzema can make the difference.

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"I think that Real Madrid, in their matches against PSG, then against Chelsea and Manchester City, demonstrated, beyond their potential, their qualities on the pitch," said the former Montpellier player at the Europe microphone. 1. The players "showed extraordinary team spirit, fighting spirit, resilience, always believing in it. They have extraordinary mental resources", analyzes Olivier Giroud.

The Real favorite of the final?

Dithyrambic on the team coached by Carlo Ancelotti, the French striker believes that the people of Madrid can take advantage of the final.

"If they still have this success and this self-sacrifice, they may have an advantage," continues the Milanese, who nevertheless remembers the recent performances of the English.


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"Now Liverpool are playing their third Champions League final in five years. It's a very great team that is used to these meetings," says Olivier Giroud.