World Cup 2022: Chelsea Fans Regret Giroud Sale After Heroics in Qatar

World Cup 2022: Chelsea Fans Regret Giroud Sale After Heroics in Qatar

Isaac Darko
  • Olivier Giroud become France's all-time top scorer after his goal against Poland
  • The AC Milan star scored from an Mbappe pass close to the end of the first half
  • Chelsea fans on social media to expressed their displeasure over Giroud's sale

Olivier Giroud became France’s all-time top scorer in international history with 52 goals, surpassing legendary Thierry Henry’s tally of 51.

The 36-year-old opened the scoring for Les Bleus, as they edged out Poland 3-1 in the knockout phase of the 2022 World Cup on Sunday afternoon.

In the process, the former Chelsea attacker surpassed Henry to etch his name into the football history books of his country.

Olivier Giroud, Romelu Lukaku, Qatar, France, World Cup 2022
Chelsea fans are regretting that Romelu Lukaka was brought in at the cost of Olivier Giroud after Frenchman's heroics in Qatar. Credit: @dailymail
Source: Twitter

While Giroud has stepped up time after time for Didier Deschamps' side, ex-Chelsea striker Romelu was left distraught following Belgium's shock exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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Lukaku endured a nightmare moment for the Red Devils in Qatar, as he made the headlines for the wrong reasons after fumbling gilt-edge chances against Croatia.

Some Chelsea fans have since taken to social media to slam the club's transfer dealing over the past few years, which included letting the Frenchman go for next to nothing and signing Lukaku for €100 million.

Chelsea fans react on Twitter

Giroud pulled level with Arsenal legend Henry when he scored twice against Australia in the World Cup Group C clash, but is now clear at the top of a notable chart after finding the target in a last 16 showdown with Poland.

It is worth noting that the ex-Chelsea attacker managed to score 52 goals in 117 matches for France, whereas Henry took 123 games to do so.

At his age, Giroud also re-wrote history books as the oldest goal scorer in the nation’s history.

Giroud famously failed to fire in a shot on target at the 2018 World Cup, although Les Bleus emerged victorious, but is now playing a leading role for Deschamps as they counter the injury-enforced absence of Karim Benzema.

Giroud proud to have levelled

Sports Brief earlier reported that Giroud said it means a lot to be level with France legend Henry, after he scored his 51st international goal a week ago.

Giroud scored against the Socceroos to become the oldest goal scorer for his country.

Before he retires from international duty, there is time for Giroud to improve his tally and leave a much harder target for the younger French generation to chase.