Olivier Giroud has hinted he will retire from international football after Euro 2024, saying it is the trophy missing from his collection.
The forward has been keeping an eye on the Euro 2024 draw, which took place in Hamburg on Saturday, where France have been drawn in Group D alongside Austria, the Netherlands and the winner of the Group A play-off (Poland, Wales, Finland and Estonia).
It is one of the competitions where Giroud has never been able to win during his career, so the 37-year-old has indicated that he may retire if they are declared champions in the end.
“I miss this European Championship. If we win it, I will retire. This can happen even if we don’t go all the way. I am enjoying every moment”, said Giroud for RMC Sport .
“I have told some friends that if we win the 2022 World Cup, I will retire. But I am very hungry to win titles with my country. I have a lot of hopes and ambitions”, he said.
Giroud was happy with the draw as he feels they have been placed in a relatively easier group than in 2021, where they had to face Germany, Portugal and Hungary.
“We know the Netherlands quite well, it has always been difficult for them. Maybe it’s an easier draw than in the last edition”, said Giroud.
“Austria has a lot of great talent. They are some guys who play in big clubs. We will go there knowing that it will not be easy, but we will try to play good games”, concluded the Milan attacker.
Giroud made his debut for France in a match against the United States of America in 2011 and has scored 56 goals for “Los Bleus”, which makes him the best scorer in the history of the French national team.