February 24, 2024

In the second half, Matteo Politano and Giacomo Raspadori cancelled out Olivier Giroud’s two headers in the first half, but Napoli pulled off a two-goal comeback to draw 2-2 with Milan at home. After Luka Jovic’s restart, Stefano Pioli substituted the French striker, but the move didn’t sit well with him as he sat looking dejected on the freezer box. Giroud spoke to Sky Italia after the game and stressed on the fact that even he has emotions.

“Of course, I’m a man and not a robot. I feel emotions, at the time I was disappointed because I felt I could still help the team, but I respect the coach’s choices. Afterwards I calmed down, I always look for the best for my team.”

Giroud ended a long streak of scoreless goals to finally grab not one, but two, to his name. However, Milan ultimately came short.

“I’m very happy for these two goals that I’ve been waiting for five games in Serie A. I had two good crosses from my teammates. I’m disappointed because tonight we had the chance to win, we created many opportunities to score. We lacked a bit of efficiency to close the game. In the second half, Napoli were good at reacting, we knew it would have been more difficult. We would have had to score three or four goals, we certainly could have done better collectively.”

Giroud prefers to play against Napoli; in all competitions, the former Arsenal and Chelsea player has five goals for Milan against the Partenopei. Next up for Pioli’s Rossoneri is Udinese.

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