Giroud reckons he’s put Carroll in shade


West Ham United's English striker Andy Carroll shoots to score the second goal

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud insists his scorpion kick is a more worthy January of the month goal than Andy Carroll’s scissor kick wonder goal.

The  France striker, 30, said: “Andy Carroll’s goal is magnificent, but maybe people won’t remember it in two years’ time.”

Giroud earned big praise  for his effort against Crystal Palace two months ago – only to be outdone by Carroll’s effort for West Ham against the same opponents.

Giroud, said: “I don’t want to big myself up, but goals like mine leave a mark on history because they’re rare.

“There’s been [former PSG midfielder] Charles Edouard Coridon and Zlatan Ibrahimovic before me.

“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.”

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  • mooro66uk says:

    Brings to mind an old music hall song : ” Why does everybody call me Bighead”

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    He has a point though.I mean China Dolls was perfectly executed technically but Girouds no matter how much luck was involved will still always be rerun for years to come.
    I thought it was the dogs.I mean give him a break 66 he cant help being French 😂
    Thats me not getting on the Eurostar anytime soon 😁

  • Stan The Man says:

    Yes i think Girouds​ was a bit special,clearly luck was involved but the fact is he scored what was a rarely​ seen type of goal.
    Carrols was superb but we will see a load more scissor kick goals over time,im not sure the Giroud type goal will be seen many more times compared.
    Over my old timer years of watching football i have seen many scissor kicks, not many if any Giroud jobbies until him and Mikitaryan did similiar.

  • HammerForLife says:

    Hit & Hope v Precise Technique. I know which one I think is better.

  • HammerForLife says:

    And sorry, but hasn’t there already been another Giroud stylie hit & hope this season? Mkhitaryan? So not so rare…

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