French World Cup 2018 winner and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said that he is frustrated to keep on playing as number two in Chelsea.
The former Arsenal forward has played a number of games for club and country this season but has been used by Sarri as the backup option at Stamford Bridge. And Giroud has now given an ultimatum that he must get game time or he will leave the club.
“I have no clue about that now. I have to meet Marina. I’m happy to be here – I may be 32 and have won the World Cup but I don’t want to retire – but I’m not satisfied with second choice. I’m not happy to play the second role.
“When you are a competitor, when you’ve been through difficulties all through your career, you need to keep that frustration inside you and transform it into positive energy on the pitch.
“I’m not happy to play the second role. That’s why I said, next year, I will need to have a more important role to play in the team.”
Chelsea are already short in terms of options up front and losing Giroud would be another huge loss.