Consequently, Giroud was reported to have been left feeling dejected following the omission, but Deschamps told reporters that the forward is firmly focused on playing any role given to him.
"[Giroud] is part of a group that won their first game in the World Cup and, just like everyone else in the group, he's currently getting ready to try to win the second game," he said.
"We have a match every five days. We've worked a lot during our preparations and I want them all to be ready.
"Only 11 can be on the pitch but I want all 23 to be available; to be ready. And they are."
Tonight's encounter in Salvador kicks off at 8pm.