Olivier Giroud | Oldest French Player to Score in UCL

November 8, 2023

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Olivier Giroud | Oldest French Player to Score in UCL

Olivier Giroud reacts after AC Milan’s 2-1 Champions League win over PSG, in which the Frenchman scored in the 50th minute to become the competition’s oldest French goalscorer. The former Arsenal and Chelsea player told RMC Sport the following.

“I wasn’t overly concerned; I knew we had to give it our all.” We didn’t make the same mistakes as in the first leg, and most importantly, we demonstrated our ability to create chances,” said the match’s striker.

“I’m 37 years old, but I’m still experiencing incredible emotions.” It’s fantastic. The San Siro was full of supporters, and Milan fans chanted… That was fantastic, and I’m very proud of my team.”

“All we had to do was finish more clinically.” We were efficient and followed our game plan exactly. We knew exactly what we needed to do defensively. It wasn’t easy because they were constantly moving, but we stuck together. I’m exhausted, but it was all worthwhile!”

According to Opta, at the age of 37 years and 38 days, he is the oldest Frenchman to score a goal in Champions League history, surpassing Laurent Blanc (36 years and 338 days). He rose above Skriniar to head Milan into the lead, securing three crucial points for Milan in a Group F that is becoming increasingly difficult for Luis Enrique’s PSG.