Europe 1 with AFP 9:38 p.m., February 12, 2023

Striker Olivier Giroud (36), top scorer in the history of the France team, said he was "not ready to hang up, to take off this blue jersey which is close to his heart", Sunday on France 2. "I have the motivation to continue," said the main interested party.

The love story between the top scorer in the history of the France team and AC Milan continues.

Olivier Giroud, top scorer in the history of the Blues, has announced that he wants to continue the adventure with France.

"No no, it's not over. Emotions, I hope there will still be some. I'm not ready to hang up, to take off this blue jersey which is close to my heart", replied the forward - center of AC Milan, world champion in 2018 and finalist of the last World Cup in 2022.

"I have the motivation to continue and the physical too, I feel good. For the moment I am still selectable and a player of the France team", continued the former number 9 of Montpellier, Arsenal or even Chelsea.


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Several international retreats

Since the World Cup final lost on penalties on December 18 against Argentina, goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris has announced the end of his international career, before being imitated by defender and vice-captain Raphaël Varane and goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

Striker Karim Benzema, last minute package in Qatar, also said stop.

In January, Giroud blew hot and cold with the Canal Football Club: "For the France team, I don't know yet. I'm still thinking about that," he said.

"Anything can happen, as long as I have not announced my international retirement, I remain selectable".

The Blues of Didier Deschamps return to the field on March 24 in Saint-Denis against the Netherlands at the start of qualifying for Euro 2024. The coach will announce his list the previous week.