AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has stated that the form of French striker Olivier Giroud is down to the striker’s involvement with the club.
The 36-year-old Frenchman has been in good form at the World Cup, scoring four times so far, including the winning goal that secured Les Bleus a 2-1 win over England on Saturday.
So far only Kylian Mbappe has more in Qatar, while Giroud has also become the outright top scorer in French national team history.
Speaking about Giroud, Milan chief Paolo Scaroni says France have the striker to thank for their run in Qatar.
Speaking to the press as quoted by Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Scaroni said via Goal:
“Giroud? He’s doing very, very well. I think France’s qualification is due to him a lot.
“We at Milan have revitalized him a bit. I don’t know if I can say it, but I have the impression that with us he has found new motivations which he has also transferred to the national team.
“Let’s say that we too have played a small role in the success achieved so far by France”.
AC Milan bought Giroud for just €2m at the age of 34 from Chelsea two years ago. Since then, he has been a key player for the San Siro and was instrumental as they won the Scudetto last season for the first time in 11 years.