France striker Olivier Giroud has stated that they will do all possible to prevent Lionel Messi from making an impression ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which begins on Sunday.
Giroud, who helped Les Blues reach the final, will be determined to capture the title for the second time after his success in Russia in 2018.
However, in an interview with TribalFootball, the AC Milan player declared that they had no intention of relinquishing the title of world champions.
“Messi is a wonderful player, but we are not going to let him enjoy the best night he can have. We are determined to win this game. We want to win another World Cup.
“We will try everything to stop him. But there is not only Messi in that team. They have got great players who work for the team also. I think that is why they are so strong.”
Giroud added: “I remember back in the days of 2018, N’Golo [Kante] was all the game on his back, behind him. But this time I don’t know what the plan will be. We will see with the manager.”