Gignac does not leave his team after the elimination of Tokyo and says he will play until the age of 40


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Gignac does not leave his team after the elimination of Tokyo and says he will play until the age of 40

The Tigres attacker was one of the reinforcements of France in Tokyo 2020, where they were eliminated in the first phase and before this the player said that it was a good experience, but that the step was very high

After removing the Selection of France of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, The front André-Pierre Gignac He assured that he does not get off the representative of his country and that he will play until he is 40 years old, although he recognized there are other elements that could be in Paris 2024.

“I will play until I am 40, but I see Antoine (Griezmann) who is a lot behind the French National Team on Twitter, he is positioning himself, Kylian (Mbappé) said he wanted to do it and we will see who is the third …”, indicated in statements to L’Equipe.

The attacker of Tigers was one of the reinforcements of France in Tokyo 2020, where they were eliminated in the first phase and before this the player said that it was a good experience, but that the step was very high.

“It was a great adventure, but when the step is too high, it is too high. Before the game against Japan, we believed in it, I thought we could do it, but when you see their team configured, it is difficult. When you score eleven goals in three matches, it’s too difficult …

“I do not regret (participating in the Olympics), it is the only competition I missed, I wanted to go far, we believed in it, but when it is in front of you, it is stronger than you, there is nothing to do. All my career I have had the honor of wearing this shirt. Also, when you have been outside the end of the world for six years and they call you, it is special. I am proud to have done this adventure with these guys, we really gave it our all, but the step was too high for us. There will always be a disappointment because when you are a competitor, you want to break everything and at least compete. In the first game (against Mexico, 1-4) and in the last, it was not like that. We are in our place “, Indian.

André-Pierre Gignac He expressed that as a French team they had high expectations, that they tried, but at the end of how many were left out and there is no excuse for the result.

“You had high expectations before the Games, and they were difficult until the end. It was complicated from A to Z, you have to say what it is. We tried, we gave it our all, but the teams are prepared, collectively and physically. No There are excuses but today we saw a team at home that wants to win the Games, and that brought a large group, like Mexico did, “he added.


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