It’s been a very tough season for Olivier Giroud at Chelsea so far this term. The France World Cup winner has slipped down to third in the striker pecking order behind Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi.
The 33-year old is clearly seen as a backup by Blues boss Frank Lampard, and this hasn’t been helped by the epic goal scoring form of Abraham.
Giroud has always been quite vocal about the fact that he needs regular first team football, so this will surely be his last season at the club. At the same time he has remained a true professional, has never moaned, and has always done a job on the pitch when called upon.
His latest words on the situation will come as no surprise, and it looks like he is a great person to have around for the young players, especially Abraham.
“I’m fine, I’ve had hard times. Now it’s not the ideal situation.
“At this moment, little Tammy is walking on water. Listen, it’s hard to drop a striker when he’s successful.
“I am patient. I work in training. You have to keep a good state of mind. We have a lot of games to play.
“Last week, I missed all three games because of a dirty virus that tied me to the bed. Now I feel much better.
“The coach preferred to start Tammy. It’s good for the team. It makes us want to continue working and shaking up the competition.”