After nine years in the Premier League, at Arsenal then Chelsea, Olivier Giroud remains for many Englishmen Olivier “Giwoud”. Particularly for Jamie Carragher, whose pronunciation of the “r” in French is visibly impossible. Star consultant for the American channel CBS Sports during Champions League evenings, the former Liverpool defender made the French striker hilarious after AC Milan's victory against PSG (2-1) this Tuesday. Launched by presenter Kate Abdo, the Milanese striker tried as best he could to put Carragher on the right track but the latter stumbled, unlike the rest of the field including Micah Richards.
“Giroude”, “Giloud”, “Giwoud”, the British consultant tried his luck several times without success, provoking laughter from his colleagues. Live from San Siro, Giroud burst into laughter at hearing his name being called out like this. It remains for Carragher to improve his French within three weeks and AC Milan's next crucial match in C1, against Borussia Dortmund on November 28.