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Chelsea striker Giroud: There's reasons for World Cup goals drought

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud insists he's proud of his World Cup campaign.

Giroud led France's attack, though never scored as he helped his nation win the title.

But the veteran stated: "It necessarily results in a little frustration. But it has largely been filled by the title. The collective takes precedence over individuals.

"I often had to do a little bit of different work, make sacrifices to help the team hold the score. In fact, you have less juice to be decisive in the last movement.

"After, except against Belgium in the second half, I do not have the memory of having missed many opportunities. I even created two assists. My zero goals does not stop me from sleeping. In the street people tell me: even if you have not scored, you have been important."

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