Friday, October 4, 2019
Olivier Giroud on his Situation at Chelsea: "Its not an ideal situation"
Olivier Giroud admits his situation at Chelsea is “not ideal”, with the World Cup winner conceding that “little Tammy is walking on water” as he battles with Abraham for a starting berth.
The France international frontman is accustomed to having fight for recognition.
He faced fierce competition for places at Arsenal, which ultimately led to him heading for the exits, and finds himself in a similar situation at Stamford Bridge.
Giroud has struggled to nail down a regular role throughout his time with the Blues, but hascommitted to a contract extension in west London.
Having signed up for another season, the 33-year-old faces the challenge of trying to oust the in-form Abraham from Frank Lampard’s plans.
A 22-year-old academy graduate has starred in 2019-20, recording eight goals, and Giroud admits that he has another fight on his hands.
He told L’Equipe, with just five appearances taken in this term: “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 [against Lille]. It’s good for the team. It makes us want to continue working and shaking up the competition.”
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