The Nice coach praised the French striker after his side’s draw against Milan.
AC Milan were held to a 1-1 draw in their pre-season friendly againstNice
on Saturday.Amine Gouiri
opened the scoring for the French side just before the hour mark, but a header from
equalized the game for the Rossoneri.
In a post-match interview,
spoke about his side’s performance against the Italian giants.
“We faced an opponent of great quality, even if they were not at their best, a team that finished second in the league,”
“We improved in intensity and pace compared to the previous friendlies. There was a desire and enthusiasm.”
The French coach praised Giroud for his impressive performance.
“I’m sorry for the goal, because it’s the third one we concede in this pre-season period, but it’s not easy to contain a great player like Olivier Giroud, who is a formidable header.”
Galtier won the Ligue 1 title withLille
last season. Having joined Nice in June, the 54-year-old is preparing the Eaglets for their upcoming Ligue 1 campaign.
“There are some satisfying points, but also several things to improve,"
the French coach added.
"It was important to play at home with our fans and especially against a great team.
“It was an interesting game, obviously far from perfect, but since there’s progress from last time.”
Nice will start their 2021-22 Ligue 1 campaign with a match against Reims on August 8. Milan are set to continue their pre-season campaign with a friendly match against Valencia on Wednesday.
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