Olivier Giroud: My Scorpion-Kick Was Historic, People Won’t Remember Andy Carroll’s In Two Years
Posted by Jordan Clarke | Published on March 28, 2017
Olivier Giroud narrowly missed out on the Goal Of The Month award after his incredible scorpion-kick against Crystal Palace. The award was given to West Ham’s Andy Caroll, who funnily enough, scored his blinder against Crystal Palace as well.
It seems as though the Frenchman is still slightly bitter about missing out on the prestigious award, though. Whilst on International Duty, Giroud opened up to Le Journal du Dimanche and revealed he rated his goal as the best he had scored in his career. The goal came in January, as Arsenal were still flying high, so it seems slightly strange the 30-year-old is still talking about missing out on the award given the past few months at Arsenal.
“I think it is the best goal I have ever scored. I received the ball a bit behind and I tried to take it with the backheel and I had a lot of luck.”
“I don’t want to big myself up, but goals like mine leave a mark on history because they’re rare,” Giroud added.
“There’s only been Charles-Edouard Coridon and Zlatan Ibrahimovic before me. Andy Carroll’s goal is magnificent, but maybe people won’t remember it in two years’ time.”
“Mine? Yes. It’s like Zlatan’s improbable overhead kick against England or Marco Van Basten’s volley, goals I would have liked to score.”