- Last year, the France manager urged the striker to join another club where he'd play regularly.
- A year on, Giroud finds himself in a similar situation.
- Deschamps warns that Olivier might struggle to play for France at the Euro next summer if he does not make a move.
"With Anthony who is a good player, it allows us to have a little more depth. Compared to Olivier, he has to be impacted, first of all with the situation he has at his club, knowing that he has a large frame and that he needs rhythm, it’s hard.
"That’s not why I want to lose him, it’s complicated, we’ll talk, but obviously he has every interest in it not lasting, for him, to remain competitive, but we must not forget what he did with us and what he is still able to do."
Deschamps sent Giroud exactly the same message a year ago: if Olivier wanted to play for France at Euro 2020, he needed to leave Chelsea to get more playing time. He was wrong twice: Giroud managed to play regularly for Chelsea, but he did not play at the Euro - because it was rescheduled for the next year.