Olivier Giroud is understandably unhappy after watching Tammy Abraham start over him this season.
The Frenchman thought this would be finally the campaign where would become the club’s first option but sadly, that has not been the case.
Abraham has stolen headlines with his two braces in the last two Premier League games against Norwich City and Sheffield United whereas Giroud has only been allowed to start one game this season.
“Obviously I’m not happy with my role on the bench because I have goals in my head,” Giroud told Le Figaro. “I’m here to help the new generation but the time for retirement for me certainly hasn’t come.
“I’m still hungry and I have a lot of ambition. I don’t just want to be Chelsea’s number two striker. Just because I’m here as an example for younger players it doesn’t mean I want to be out on the sidelines.”
Giroud has till the rest of the season to play for Chelsea after which he will either need to extend his contract or look for some other club to play for. With the new direction, Frank Lampard has taken at Stamford Bridge, it might in the 32-year-old’s best interest to opt for the latter.
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