After famously declaring he would shave his head if France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Olivier Giroud has proven to be a man of his word.
The Chelsea forward did the deed exactly a week after Les Blues lifted Coupe du Monde and uploaded a picture of his new look on Twitter for all his followers.
— Olivier Giroud (@_OlivierGiroud_) July 22, 2018
Giroud didn’t have the best tournament individually as he failed to find the back of the net even once despite starting six games in Russia.
The burly forward was slammed his performances, but with Didier Deschamps’ men lifting their nation’s second World Cup title, it was the Chelsea striker who had the last laugh in the end.
Currently on a well-deserved holiday after his exertions in Russia, Giroud is not expected to return to duty at Chelsea until the second week of August.
The Blues, who have sacked coach Antonio Conte and replaced him with Maurizio Sarri little over a week ago, are currently in Australia for their pre-season tour.
It’s been a good year for the 31-year-old Giroud as after switching from Arsenal to Chelsea in January, he helped his club to an FA Cup title to give the beleaguered Blues faithful something to cheer for.
And an entire nation went wild when Giroud and Co. beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final.
However, when he returns to London, the 31-year-old will have to battle it out for a starting spot once again.
For club-record signing Alvaro Morata, should he remain at the club, is expected to be the first-choice centre forward for Sarri.
Chelsea open their 2017/18 Premier League campaign when they take on Huddersfield Town on August 11.
However, their Community Shield clash with Manchester City (on August 5) is the one fixture football fans are truly impatient for.