As France crushed Sweden in the Nations League, Olivier Giroud scored a double but was not spurred on by recent attacks because he is used to being heckled.
The 34-year-old scored an impressive diving header following Benjamin Pavard’s volley to turn the game around and tucked in a cutback from Marcus Thuram following Viktor Claesson’s opener.
“We had a lot of regrets and frustration, also on an individual level, against Finland. We wanted to learn from that match, and we were able to react against Portugal by dominating and deserving the victory,” Giroud told M6.
“This gathering is positive after this last match. Even if everything is not perfect, there is still a feeling of satisfaction.”
“There was no feeling of revenge for me. I’m used to being heckled, it’s the story of my career. It gives me more strength. I have no problem with that.”