Hervé Renard holds his « Giroud » at the Bleues
By deciding to recall Eugénie Le Sommer to the French women’s (Site notre bureau spécialisé) team, Hervé Renard will be able to count on a player and not the profile reminded of some called an Olivier Giroud.
If she has the opportunity to play a few minutes of the friendly matches that the France team plays on April 7 and 11 against Colombia and Canada, Eugénie Le Sommer will end two years without playing for Les Bleues. Selected for the last time on April 13, 2021 during a friendly lost by France against the United States (0-2), the striker was among the players dismissed by Corinne Deacon. The coach of the Blue having been removed from office and recovered by Hervé Renard, Le Sommer therefore benefited from a new entry ticket. The almost thirty-four-year-old player will be able to bring her experience, she whose current profile is not reminiscent of that of a certain Olivier Giroud.
Before winning his starting spot at AC Milan, Olivier Giroud had retained the confidence of Didier Deschamps as he waxed the bench at Arsenal and then Chelsea. For her part, Eugénie Le Sommer is a substitute at Olympique Lyonnais, but like her counterpart at Les Bleus, the Lyonnaise has the background and the experience to find her place. This is the opinion of Karim Bennani who shared it on the channel The Team. » It is the same fate as Giroud in the end. Experience, scorer, who was less well in his club. The analogy is instructive. It’s really the same profile. Top scorer in Les Bleues history. And when Giroud was called back, it was ‘if you come, not sure if you are a starter’, and he adapted to the situation. »
« It’s great for the team »
A scenario identical to that of today, Eugénie Le Sommer. And what the player will bring to the group is not negligible, according to the journalist. » It’s great for the French team to have, before this World Cup (2023), experience to bring up the young people who are with Hervé Renard and so that they finally take power. It remains to be seen whether Le Sommer will manage to find as much playing time as Olivier Giroud was able to do on the men’s side.