Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score for France in a European Championship group match qualifier against Turkey – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter hailed him for his impact.
The Blues forward made it two goals from two games during the international break by netting in a 1-1 draw at home to Turkey.
With the game locked at a goalless scoreline, Giroud ended the action and he scored a bullet header from a corner.
But visitors Turkey did earn a point through Kaan Ayhan’s late equaliser and it means the two teams are locked together on 19 points from eight qualifying matches.
Giroud has been the hero for France during the last week, as he followed up his winner in the 1-0 win over Iceland with his header against Turkey.
The veteran striker is now France’s third highest goalscorer in their history with 38 international goals and is just three short of Michel Platini.
He continues to be a real force on the international stage, but isn’t enjoying quite the same success at Stamford Bridge.
The 33-year-old has had to watch teammate Tammy Abraham become the first-choice striker for Chelsea this season and it looks a long way back considering the youngster’s form.
Giroud has played just five senior games across all competitions so far this season for Frank Lampard’s side and also has Michy Batshuayi as competition in attack too.
A selection of Blues supporters on social media were not surprised to see their striker come good once again in a France kit and he has been described as “underrated”.
Here are some Chelsea fans on Giroud:
— Maybach Umar ✌🏾️ (@UmarMoroski) October 14, 2019
Giroud is the French Miroslav Klose https://t.co/nfsbMoyEq0
— My Ji CFC (@My_Ji10) October 14, 2019
Giroud scores again? Imagine my shock
— Adam (@AdamkkCFC) October 14, 2019
Giroud another goal 👏🏻
— Jae (@CFCJae_) October 14, 2019
Giroud saving France yet ppl still underrate him
— Rasen (@RasenRendanX) October 14, 2019
Giroud is actually so underrated imo pic.twitter.com/Q053Q1vdr1
— SoMeOnEs SoN (@Tammy_szn9) October 14, 2019
Giroud using this int’l break to out pressure on Lampard and Tammy.
— Richard MD™ (@monemerichard) October 14, 2019
Giroud has actually got the basics right for a forward in this French shirt, he always put a right shift whenever called upon
— 🌴 (@RealityHazard) October 14, 2019