French Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud says that he would like to know more about Jesus. He spoke this at a charity gala, organised by a partnership between French Connect, a French-language church in London, and the Plus Que Sportifs association, raised more than 11,000 euros for Open Doors and Holistic sports, a Christian chaplaincy with top athletes.
Giroud also recalled that he “grew up with my mother bringing me every single Sunday to church”, and “now I’m studying the Bible and I feel like I want to know more about Jesus Christ’s life”.
“Every time I read the words of the Holy Bible, it makes me feel grateful about everything that has happened to me, and positive”. He has a tattoo in his right arm of the first line of Psalm 23 in Latin (Dominus regit me et nihil mihi deerit: ‘The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want’).
“And every time I read the word of the Holy Bible it makes me feel grateful about everything that has happened to me. And positive. Because so many bad things happen in the world.”
Giroud also said his celebration is another nod to his faith, as he said: “Every time I score I point my fingers in the direction of the sky.”