Olivier Giroud looks to use Premier League experience

Olivier Giroud

France striker Olivier Giroud hopes his experience of playing against physical defenders in the Premier League will help him at the World Cup.

Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud has commented on how the Premier League will help in succeed in the World Cup. 

Giroud's comments come in the wake of France's first match against Honduras on Sunday in the opening game of the group-stages. He suggests he enjoys the game when it gets physical. 

"It is true that I enjoy when the game is rough. I don't mind it at all, indeed, I have gained experience playing against England's tough defenders". 

Giroud has adapted well to the English game since joining from Montpellier in 2012, the 27-year-old bagged himself 22 goals last season for F.A. Cup winners Arsenal and hopes to continue his fine form into the World Cup.

His big frame will enable France to feed the ball to the Arsenal man to both hold up and link play; not to mention his attacking qualities from set-pieces, Giroud is the complete forward.

Commenting on his size, he added, "It's an asset for me, so of course I hope to make the most of this experience against Honduras because they will not be easily defeated". 

France will hope that Giroud can lead lead their line as they battle against the force of Honduras. French coach, Didier Deschamps will have seen England struggle to break down the World Cup side in a warm up game earlier this month and he will be planning on how to utilise Giroud as an attacking threat. 


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