Olivier Giroud believes the answer to Chelsea’s recent troubles is paying attention to “small details”.
Frank Lampard’s men registered their ninth defeat of the Premier League season against Manchester United on Monday, losing 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Olivier Giroud came on to make an impact that lead to questions being made as to why he didn’t start. “After two months not playing, I felt very good on the pitch with a lot of energy and determination,” Giroud told the club website. “I scored a nice goal from a nice cross and I just tried to stay behind [Harry] Maguire but I was half a foot offside.
“It’s very frustrating because it could have changed the game but obviously we made two mistakes on two goals and we need to improve on that.”
Chelsea are now within touching distance of Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United who are only a point behind in the fifth and sixth place. Giroud added, “We just need to improve on the small details because that’s where you can win or lose big games. Now we need to step up and improve on those small margins – they’re huge at the highest level. It was a tough result so we need to think about it because it’s another big game for us on Saturday against Tottenham.”
The forward failed to secure a move away from Stamford Bridge this January, leaving him with no option but to play out the season under Lampard.
“I’m a Chelsea player so now I need to move on and look forward,” Giroud explained. “I want to give everything for the team and it’s a personal target for me to play as much as I can to play the Euros with my country.
“Right now, I’m 100 per cent focused on Chelsea’s targets and I want to keep fighting to come back on to the team sheet and the scoresheet. Every single game is a big opportunity for me to show my desire to do that.”
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