Olivier Giroud has said that there is no element of luck or randomness when it comes to scoring goals.
Giroud added that timing the runs and movement is one of the keys to scoring goals.
“It is something you have or you don’t, a striker can sniff things,” Giroud told Sky Sports.
“I am not going to tell you everything because it will be easy to read me. Being in the right place at the right time is an easy line, but it all comes down to hard work.
“As a striker, if you want to get free from the defender, you have to make a first run and then after that another run.
“You feint to go to the far post but end up going to the first post. It is all about that movement to get free from your defender to receive the ball.
“It is not random. There is nothing random when you score goals. Never. It cannot be that you are just lucky. You are relentless and resilient. You always keep believing.
“That is one of the main qualities of a striker. You never stop and you always believe that you are going to score even if you miss the first one or the second one.”
His instincts, technique and ability mean he’s still one of the best strikers in football for club and country.