I feel like sometimes people don’t read the full story, they just pay attention to the headline.
There are actual quotes in there from Guy Stéphan. It’s not just a made up story.
I think Giroud will still get selected though, as Deschamps seems to like him, and he fits the system. But it’s not totally stupid to think Giroud could be left out - France have an array of attacking talent, and if most of them are playing week in week out and performing to a high level, it’ll be hard to justify Giroud’s selection above them.