“My faith helped me every single day, particularly when I had to make big decisions.
“For example, you can understand from my book why I didn’t go to Everton and why I stayed at Chelsea instead of signing for Inter. One thing I will tell you is God has got a plan for every single person on Earth.”
If God did have a plan for Giroud, it seems to have worked out well so far.
He does hold some unwanted records, such as going a full 90 minutes without getting a single touch of the ball, and not registering a single shot on target in over five games’ worth of action at the 2018 World Cup, but that has not stood in his way.