"He has scored important goals”
"He is always going to give you a desire to get in there for the team,"
"He had a few half chances in the central area. That is what you have to do when he is in the team - use his attributes.
"He has scored important goals. He has never given me a problem, always trained well. His professionalism is always good."
Meanwhile Giroud the match winner was pleased with the goal and a precious three points
“We needed to be patient and move the ball quick against a team who play a deep block,"
"We created a lot of chances but it was important to score before half-time. We should have scored more goals as we had a lot of possession. The team was a bit under pressure also because we know we needed the win definitely so we are happy.
“I missed some things some times that I wouldn’t miss usually but maybe I lost a bit of confidence. My desire to score was bigger though so I tried to stay focused. It was a great cross from Christian [Pulisic] so I scored the header. I will always believe and work hard. I am very pleased with the goal and it helped the team win the game.
“We really wanted to bounce back and we played a good team against Sheffield United. We have done mistakes obviously so we tried to not do it again. This determination to do well tonight was very high. The most important thing was the three points so we feel relief now.”