French striker Olivier Giroud has replied Karim Benzema’s taunt by stating ‘he’s a world cup champion.’
Benzema had earlier this week stoked controversy when he said comparing Giroud with him was like “confusing go-kart with Formula 1.”
“People say you can’t compare a Formula 1 car with a go-kart and the only thing I can say about it is that I’m a world champion, so it’s not bad for a go-kart,” said Giroud, who won the world title in 2018.
Benzema last played for France in 2015 after being caught in the middle of a sex scandal.
Giroud has gotten the backing of French teammate Antoine Griezman, who said winning the world cup cannot be waved off because “it is a lifetime achievement.”