Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 12:37 PM• Jordi Tomasowa

A television interview by Romain Giroud, Olivier Giroud’s brother, is going viral. Romain, himself a great French talent in his younger years, says that he has never seen Neymar play football. He also says that he has never personally suffered from the fact that his brother Olivier was not loved for a long time when he played for the national team of France.

Romain Giroud played in the youth of Auxerre and in the past played for the Under 15 and Under 17 of France. He played with big names such as Thierry Henry, David Trezeguet and Nicolas Anelka. “I played as a center back, so the complete opposite of my brother,” Romain said in an interview with So Foot. I’ve always been a big fan of Italian defenders. If you ask about me at Thierry Henry, he will tell you that I played very hard on the man.” Romain eventually gave up his dream of becoming a professional footballer and went on to study to become a nutritionist.

Romain Giroud was also known as a great talent in his younger years.

Oliver Giroud
The fact that Olivier Giroud was not loved for a long time when he played for the France national team does little for his brother Romain. “I have never personally suffered from it. I don’t have a television, I don’t read newspapers and I’m not on social media. I stay away from all of that. I only listen to national radio. It’s laughable, but people talk to me about my brother and think I know about certain things, but I don’t know what they’re talking about…”

In the interview, Romain praises Giroud, who regularly finds the net for AC Milan. “There are many good footballers, you have to respect them all. Olivier is a special case. He is completely atypical. As Jean Pierre-Papin (former French international, ed.) says: ‘There are no numbers 9 like him anymore’. The circle has been completed with the last World Cup in Qatar. He is recognized by his peers, be it Mbappé, Papin or Trezeguet.”

Romain wonders aloud what makes someone a champion or a good footballer. The former professional footballer causes a sensation by revealing that he has never seen Neymar play football. “I don’t know the man. I’ve never seen him play, but it seems he’s not bad. I swear, I’ve never seen the current Paris Saint-Germain play. I am a complete farmer.”