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Olivier Giroud haunts the nights of Virgil van Dijk

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Double scorer and passer in AC Milan’s large victory towards Salzburg on Wednesday night, Olivier Giroud was the primary architect of the qualification of the Lombards within the knockout phases of the Champions League. At 36, the French striker pushes all the boundaries and it’s onerous to see how Didier Deschamps couldn’t point out his title, in six days, when asserting the listing of elected officers for the World Cup in Qatar. And it’s not the latest phrases of Virgil van Dijk that may have the ability to lie the efficiency of the second high scorer within the historical past of the Blues.

Interviewed by Gary Neville on his present TheOverlapthe Liverpool and Netherlands centre-back has named the Frenchman the hardest opponent he has ever confronted. “Olivier Giroud was the striker towards whom I struggled probably the most. I nonetheless felt like I used to be holding him however someway he nonetheless managed to attain towards us. Whether or not for Arsenal, Chelsea or with France, he has at all times scored. The 12 months we gained the Premier League, within the 2019/20 season, we beat Chelsea 5-2. We had been successful 3-0 and he scored a tough purpose, and I assumed to myself that we had been successful comfortably, however that he was nonetheless scoring towards me, stated the Batavian defender..

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