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Giroud: I want to be AC Milan locker room's big brother

Olivier Giroud insists he's learned to live with his critics.

The former Chelsea striker addressed the doubters at his AC Milan media presentation this week.

He said: "There's always critics, I don't think there's any athlete who gets 100% support from everyone. It's something you have to deal with every day, I rely on my mental strength to try to turn criticism into positive energy.

"It's true, I've often heard that I'm underrated, but I don't need to read the newspapers or look at social media to know if I've played well. To do that I just have to listen to those close to me; my goal at AC Milan is to do well and make the fans happy."

Giroud also revealed: "I would like to contribute by helping the youngsters in this team to grow and express their potential. I would like to be a kind of big brother to them, it's something I did at Arsenal and Chelsea too. 'No pain no gain' is my philosophy, if you don't suffer you can't play.

"People remember you as a great footballer but above all as a nice person. That's why I want to bring great professionalism to the team. I will give my best and try to get the most out of my teammates, like Ibra does, he's very demanding of himself and his teammates. I think that's the right attitude not just in sport, but also in life, and it's something I will try to bring to this team".


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