Olivier Giroud is backing himself to make amends for his poor performance in Arsenal’s Champions League last-16 first-leg defeat to Monaco by inspiring a second-leg fightback tonight.
The striker was wasteful in front of goal as the Gunners slumped to a 3-1 defeat against the Ligue 1 side at the Emirates Stadium last month, but has scored in each of the three games he has started since.
Giroud paid no attention to his critics following his misfiring display in the first leg against Monaco and is backing himself to continue his impressive form at Stade Louis II.
“I take a lot of pressure on the pitch. But when I ‘miss’ a game, if I can say that, you know I try to bounce back as quick as I can,” he said.
“If you let the doubts enter your head it’s even more difficult to cope. There are always tough moments like that. You have to question yourself every week and bounce back. I try to show my answers on the pitch.”