Olivier Giroud has delivered a tongue-in-cheek jab at Karim Benzema after the Real Madrid striker said comparing him to Giroud was like comparing a Formula 1 car to a go-kart.
striker has said that he will have a go-kart race with
if they can fire France to Euro 2020 glory.
The pair have been named together for Les Bleus for the first time in six years, following theReal Madrid
star's shock call-up as
looks to back up a Russia 2018 World Cup triumph across Europe.
Karim Benzema previously stated that he is an 'F1' car whereas Giroud is a 'go-kart.' But now Giroud has laughed off the potential for any bad blood between the pair.
"There is no reason to hit it with Karim,"
the 34-year-old toldLe Figaro
, in the week where he penned a one-year extension to remain at Stamford Bridge after claiming the Champions League
"The statements he made about me made me smile and laugh more than anything else. I put myself in his shoes. It's not easy to come back like that. You have to know how to forgive and not hold a grudge,
Asked if the duo would do anything together in the event of victory at Wembley Stadium next month, Giroud added
: "We will both go celebrate on a karting circuit. That will make a great photo!"