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Giroud - Why I tried THAT overhead kick

Olivier Giroud scores against Red Star

Olivier Giroud’s stunning overhead kick made all the difference in Serbia on Thursday night in our 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade.

The France international combined with Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere before opting for a bicycle kick to complete a sumptuous move from the trio.

Giroud’s overhead kick may have took many by surprise, but the man himself knew just what to do.

on a ‘stylish goal’…
Yes, you know in that position I tried to play with another teammate, but I didn’t see anyone, so I tried to take it overhead and off-balance and it went in the back of the net. It’s nice for the team and I’m happy for the team because we were resilient until the end. In the end, we kept the lead in the game and we just needed to be patient. It has been very difficult because it was an amazing atmosphere here today. The crowd is behind this team and it was a tough game but we really deserved the three points.

on whether he expected to have maximum points at this stage…
Obviously we want to win every single game, but we played two away games and it’s very good for the future. We can play now with more serenity. But yes, we maybe didn’t expect it and we have done a good job. 

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