French football player Oliver Giroud has picked on Thiery Henry, who is a French citizen, but on the coaching crew of the Belgium team and to him, the French team will show him that he has chosen the wrong side.
Retired French striker Henry is now a member of the Belgian coaching staff. The two sides will meet on Tuesday to decide who plays in July 15’s World Cup final.
“It is bizarre to have Thierry against us in this match,” Giroud said. “I would be very proud to show Thierry that he chose the wrong camp.”
Both teams have earned their billing as pre-tournament favourites, with France ousting Uruguay in the last eight and Belgium stunning five-time champions Brazil to book their own semi-final spot.
“I would have preferred to have Henry on our side, to give me and the other French forwards advice, but I am not too jealous,” the 31-year-old Giroud said.
The forward has been criticised by Henry in the past, but he said there were no hard feelings – just his hunger to win.
“It has been a few years since he said what he said about me. My job is to be good on the pitch, to represent France as well as possible. It is also a particular match for him.
“I really want to communicate (to France team-mates) my hunger to win.”
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