Giroud proves his worth for France

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us,” said France coach Di­dier Deschamps.

“It was not an easy game but we did what we had to do. Three points, three goals, it’s pos­i­tive.”

Giroud has started only seven Premier League games for Ar­se­nal, but he showed no sign of rusti­ness against Lux­em­bourg as his mus­cu­lar pres­ence proved in­valu­able against a team play­ing very de­fen­sively.

He scored the first goal from close range after a fine pass from Djib­ril Sidibe and headed home the sec­ond from Ben­jamin Mendy’s cross in his 60th in­ter­na­tional.

“It’s a real plea­sure be­cause strik­ers need goals and statis­tics are im­por­tant for us,” Giroud said.

“What­ever peo­ple say about me, I stay true to my­self and give my an­swers on the pitch.”

His per­for­mance helped France stay top of qual­i­fy­ing Group A with 13 points from five games, three ahead of Swe­den who they visit on June 9. Reuters

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