Olivier Giroud became France’s second top scorer when he netted a double to take his international tally to 42 goals as the world champions humiliated an injury and COVID-19-riddled Ukraine 7-1 in a friendly in a near-empty Stade de France on Wednesday.
Giroud, who celebrated winning his 100th cap, found the back of the net twice in the second half to move within nine goals of Thierry Henry’s French scoring record on the men’s side
Chelsea striker Giroud leapfrogged Michel Platini, who scored 41 goals from 72 games between 1976-87.
“I feel a lot of pride, it’s a great honour for me and I’m happy it happened for my 100th cap,” Giroud told French TV channel TF1.
Asked whether he was going for Henry’s 51-goal mark, he said: “There’s no limit. You have to set yourself goals. Let’s see when I reach 46, 47 goals.”