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Chelsea forward ​Giroud still hungry for France duty

Olivier Giroud has admitted that he is still excited at the prospect of international football.

Most other players would feel they have achieved everything at that level, having won the World Cup with their nation.

But Giroud is not the type to retire when he still feels that he has something to offer.

And the striker, who netted a hat trick in Chelsea's win over Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League on Thursday, still thinks he can perform at the top level.

He spoke to reporters about a possible international retirement after the game.

Giroud said: "Some of the boys asked me why I didn't retire after the World Cup with the national team, but I'm still hungry, and I know how much I will miss football after my career. I want more and more. I think I have a few nice years in front of me.

"I don't know how many, my body will tell me. I still feel as fresh as when I was in my twenties. I remember all of my hat-tricks, but this one was important because it was an international game in the Europa League."

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