French striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that his international teammate, N’Golo Kante, was too shy to grab hold of the World Cup trophy after winning it with France last month.
The pair who are also Chelsea team-mates discussed their World Cup success on the club’s official Facebook page having both played starring roles for the Didier Deschamps’ side.
France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. While Kante was France’s midfield linchpin and Giroud was the focal point of the attack, despite not registering a shot on target in the tournament.
“Obviously, we knew that Hugo (captain Lloris) would be the first one to touch it,” Giroud was quoted on Daily Mail after he was asked about getting his hands on the World Cup trophy.
“I have to say I have been clever because I took the good position to touch it.
“I was waiting my turn,’ Kante said and Giroud interrupted.
“He is so shy so he didn’t want to say ‘give it to me’. So he had to wait,” Giroud said
“Sometimes people came in front of him.
“At the end of the day someone took it and gave it to him.”