‘It’s worrying’ – Giroud admits he is considering January exit from Chelsea

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese Updated: 19 May 2021 15:43 BST 2 min read
‘It’s worrying’ – Giroud admits he is considering January exit from Chelsea

Olivier Giroud has confessed he will consider leaving Chelsea in January unless his current situation improves.

The 34-year-old is completely out of favour with manager Frank Lampard and has not started a single Premier League match this season.

He has tallied up only 36 minutes of Premier League football, with Lampard instead preferring the likes of Tammy Abraham and new summer signing Timo Werner in his position.

Giroud, who has scored 25 Premier League goals for Chelsea since arriving almost three years ago from Arsenal, has admitted he is considering his future.

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  • “It’s worrying. I thought I still had a role to play at Chelsea but my playing time is getting reduced a lot. It’s going to have to change or a decision must be made,” Giroud told Telefoot.

    “I am clear-headed about my situation: I will have to make a decision in January. I hope to make the right one, as I have always done.

    “Even if some people talk about my age, I still feel very good physically. I have a lot of desire and freshness, and what makes a career last is also the head.

    “We would like things to be a little easier, but we grow through adversity. And as my friend Laurent Koscielny often says: I am the best when my back is against the wall.”

    Giroud was close to leaving Chelsea during last season’s transfer window, with both Inter and Lazio attempting to sign him.

    The Frenchman is keen to play regular football with Euro 2021 on the horizon next summer.

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