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In a surprise 2-0 loss in a friendly with Finland last week,Giroud only completedthree more passes than goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, whowasthe only France player to have fewer touches than the Chelsea striker.
The 34-year-old tucked home a cutback from Marcus Thuram after Viktor Claesson's opener and scored an excellent diving header following Benjamin Pavard's volley to turn the game around.
Robin Quaison pulled one back for Swedenin the 88th minute but, after they pushed goalkeeper Robin Olsen up for a free-kick in the hope of snatching a point to retain their League A status, Kingsley Coman hit them on the break to consign them to relegation.
"We had a lot of regrets and frustration, also on an individual level, against Finland. We wanted to learn from that match, and we were able to react against Portugal by dominating and deserving the victory," Giroud told M6 .
"This gathering is positive after this last match. Even if everything is not perfect, there is still a feeling of satisfaction.
"There was no feeling of revenge for me. I'm used to being heckled, it's the story of my career. It gives me more strength. I have no problem with that."
Didier Deschamps reiterated his suggestion that Giroud should look to leave Chelsea , where he has just started one game this season, to get more regular football in the build-up to next year's European Championship.
With his double at the Stade de France, Giroud ensured he will end 2020 asLes Bleus' highest scoring player for the fifth time in the past six years.
"The situation in March may not be the same as it is today. But, between the young players who came and who we were able to see – and it is important that they have playing time – and the old ones who are still there, some may be in difficulty like Olivier Giroud," said Deschamps.
"Of course, he has to deal with his situation, psychologically and physically, but today he's still there and he's scored two more.