Sunday, February 23, 2020

Lampard: I'm happy Giroud didn't leave

Frank Lampard has expressed his happiness at Giroud remaining at Chelsea despite reported interests linking him to the likes of Lazio and Inter in the January transfer window

"He has always been engaged even when he has not been playing, he has been engaged," Lampard told reporters at Stamford Bridge. "I said it during the window; he has been absolutely fantastic from start to now.

"That is why he can put in those performances when he comes in. Personality on the pitch, personality in the dressing room, quality to finish, selfless in his ways. He’s our player now. In January it might have changed, it didn’t, and I’m happy with that and we move on.

"He is strong; he has been around, won the World Cup, very good with the younger players around him, wants to train at a high level every day, understands his game, his attributes and how important he can be.

"The way the team worked helped Oli, and he helped the team. To have competition in that area is what we have been lacking. We have lacked goals from forward areas, not just in strikers, across the front."

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