Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said that he would like to fight for his place at the Stamford Bridge, but if a decision is to be taken, he could leave the club in January.
The 33-year-old signed for the Blues in 2018 and has helped them win the FA Cup and the Europa League. However, he has seen his game time plummetted this season due to the emergence of Tammy Abraham.
Giroud has been without a start since Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Leicester City in August.
“I’m going to fight for my place in Chelsea. The coach knows it. And we will make the decision in January,” Giroud said, as per Goal. “If I want to leave Chelsea? Not necessarily. But if I need to make a choice.”
“I have some beautiful years in front of me. I’m 33, I still have legs and a good healthy lifestyle and I feel good physically.”
“I want to have fun and want to play more games. Chelsea is my priority, but if in the end I’m forced to make a choice, I will do it as when I left Arsenal.”
“[Lampard] will almost certainly watch the matches. In any case, I am going back to Chelsea pumped up.”
Giroud was on the scoresheet as France beat Iceland 1-0 and drew 1-1 with Turkey. He will be hoping to get featured in Chelsea’s upcoming league clash with Newcastle United.