Chelsea striker defends 'goalless World Cup show'
World Cup 2018 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 06/09/2018
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has defended his goalless World Cup outing with France, claiming he was decisive in another way in helping Les Bleu to the title in Russia.Giroud was a regular player under coach Didier Deschamps as he contributed immensely in bringing out the best in Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe during the tournament.Mbappe scored four goals in the tournament, But the former Arsenal striker says winning the title has made up for his goal drought in the World Cup."It necessarily results in a little frustration," Giroud told Le Parisien. "But it has largely been filled by the title. The collective takes precedence over individuals."I often had to do a little bit of different work, make sacrifices to help the team hold the lead. In fact, you have less energy to be decisive in the last third."Except against Belgium in the second half, I do not have the memory of having missed many opportunities. I even produced two assists."My zero goals does not stop me from sleeping. In the street people tell me: even if you have not scored, you have been important.