Giroud proves his worth for France
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