Olivier Giroud is assured he can strike up a fearsome partnership with AC Milan talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic after leaving Chelsea to hitch the Serie A aspect in what he described as a dream move.
The 34-year-old is predicted to compete with Ibrahimovic for one striker spot in Stefano Pioli’s aspect, however he’s open to the concept of forming a vastly skilled entrance two with the 39-year-old Swede.
“I’m pretty sure we can complement each other, no matter what tactic Pioli wants to play. I think it’s very easy to have a good understanding with that kind of player,” the Frenchman instructed a information convention.
“He’s an ideal participant, an enormous persona. I’m wanting ahead to displaying everybody we will play collectively. I’m not going to say I need to play in entrance of any gamers, Pioli will make the choices. But I feel it’s a great factor that the coach can rely on strikers with totally different qualities.
“I believe Ibra over time plays more like a number 10, he wants to have the game in front of him, organising the game as a playmaker. We can have a good understanding and have good complementary qualities.”
The move marked the tip of a nine-year spell within the English Premier League for Giroud, who began solely 9 league video games for Chelsea final season.
The striker possesses a glittering CV, having gained three FA Cups at Arsenal and the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League at Stamford Bridge, in addition to enjoying a number one position in France’s 2018 World Cup triumph.
“It was the time to discover another championship, country and culture. I had this opportunity and for me it was the best option,” he mentioned.
“My time was principally over at Chelsea, whenever you perceive the supervisor desires to play a special kind of striker and spend some huge cash. It was clear that it was time for me to depart the membership.
“When I was young, I always watched Arsenal because of the French players, and AC Milan,” he added.
“I looked up to Jean-Pierre Papin and Andriy Shevchenko. It’s an honour to play for Milan because so many legends played for this club.”
Last season, Giroud was closely linked with a move to Milan’s metropolis rivals Inter Milan, who went on to win the Serie A title. Asked concerning the hypothesis, he mentioned: “I’m a Christian and I believe that my destiny was to sign for Milan and not for Inter last year.”