French striker Olivier Giroud says that countrymen Thierry Henry has chosen the wrong camp as France and Belgium gear up for the first semi-final match on Tuesday.
Henry, a World Cup winner with France, has been the second assistant coach for the Belgium national team since 2016.
Giroud also said he would not let Henry’s presence in the opposition camp affect his focus as a place in the World Cup final was at stake.
“Obviously, I’ll be very proud to show Thierry Henry that he’s chosen the wrong camp,” Giroud said ahead of semi-final in Saint Petersburg.
“It is true that it will be weird to see him lining up against us for the game, it will also be a special game for him. Personally, I just care about winning.”
Talking about Eden Hazard, his teammate at Chelsea, Giroud said, “To stand alongside Eden every day at Chelsea, he is impressive when he is driving with the ball, in his capacity to cut through with the ball.
“For me, he is one of the three best players I have ever played with in my whole career.”
Giroud is expected to start for France against Belgium and will be looking to test Belgium’s defence with his height.