Mesut Ozil sent out a heartfelt tweet to club team-mates Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud, who were part of the losing French team last night.
France were beaten by Portugal in extra time, thanks to a fantastic long-distance strike by Eder, and will have to find a way to put the pain of that behind them before re-joining their respective club sides in the coming weeks.
Mesut Ozil has moved to send out a message to Koscielny and Giroud, telling them to keep their heads up, in what must be a seriously tough time for the duo.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) 10 July 2016
While the French side will not be picking up winners medals this weekend, forwards Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud are to be awarded for their goalscoring exploits, which will come as a minor consolation.
The Arsenal striker come third in the rankings for the award, with three goals and two assists during the tournament, while his team-mate Griezmann picked up the Golden Boot for scoring six goals, as well as providing two assists also.
Players are usually granted leave following the end of an international tournament to rest, and the French duo are not expected to play in our upcoming American tour, where we will take on an MLS All-Star side, before taking on Chivas de Guadalajara.
Will Giroud grow from his near-miss with France? Does his form in the Euro’s install more belief that he can play an important role in our side in the near future? There is no doubt that he needs a rival for his role, regardless…