Olivier Giroud one more step to breaking Thierry Henry's record
Albanas Kiswili
7 months ago

Olivier Giroud has moved a step close to breaking French legend Thierry Henry scoring record following his brace against Bulgaria last night.

Giroud netted twice in the final 10 minutes to give Didier Deschamps' side a 3-0 victory over Bulgaria after Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring in the 29th minute. Giroud has now scored 46 times for the world cup champions thus he is only five goals from the record holder Henry who has 51 goals for his nation to his name.

The Chelsea striker replaced Karim Benzema, who hobbled off with an injury just before half-time, and gave his manager a timely reminder of what he can bring to the team. The return of Benzema had threatened to reduce Giroud to a bit-part role in Deschamps' side but the 34-year-old insisted he will continue to fight for his place.

France will open their Group F campaign at Euro 2020 on Tuesday, 15 June with an enticing tie against Germany before playing Hungary on Saturday, 19 June and then facing Portugal on Wednesday, 23 June.