Reports are out claiming that Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud suffered humiliation as France lost to Albania in last night’s friendly.
Albania deservedly won thanks to a 43rd minute effort, when midfielder Ergys Kace curled a superb free kick from outside the penalty area into the top left corner.
The French lacked any attacking momentum in the opening half which was exemplified by keeper Hugo Lloris having more touches on the ball (14) than his Arsenal striker Giroud (13). < p> “We were not aggressive enough against a well-organised team fighting for every ball,” France coach Didier Deschamps said.
“We’re coming up short in too many areas to hope to play at a high level.”