Didier Deschamps hints Olivier Giroud exit

Olivier Giroud is struggling for minutes under Frank Lampard this season.

The 34-year old French striker has managed to start only one game for the Blues and played only 33 minutes this season.

The arrival of Timo Werner in the summer made him fall further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

The former Arsenal forward has scored 42 goals in 104 games for his country and coach Didier Deschamps believes that he needs to leave Chelsea in order to retain his place in the France national squad.

He was left out in the starting XI for the trip to Portugal on Sunday.

“I make the choices that seem best to me for the France team,” Deschamps told reporters.

“With Anthony, who is a good player, it allows us to have a little more depth.

“Compared to Olivier, he has to be impacted, first of all with the situation he has at his club, knowing that he has a large frame and that he needs rhythm, it’s hard.

“That’s not why I want to lose him, it’s complicated, we’ll talk, but obviously he has every interest in it not lasting, for him, to remain competitive, but we must not forget what he did with us and what he is still able to do.

“Anthony has a different profile but one that gives options. Anthony, today, is more fulfilled and in better physical and psychological conditions, obviously.”


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