With Timo Werner coming in, Giroud might be left on the bench.
Or maybe not. Louis Saha believes that Werner’s presence in the squad shall not perturb Olivier Giroud in the least. In fact, if anything, Giroud will take it as a challenge.
This kind of a challenge is not new to Giroud. He has been part of the Chelsea team since 2018 and has been impressive at Stamford Bridge. However, with the arrival of the Tammy Abraham in the 2019-20 campaign, Giroud was left out for several games to start. But as Abraham began to tire out, Giroud stepped up and fought for his position as the principal striker in the starting 11.
Battling Werner for the spot won’t be any different either and according to Saha, Giroud is prepared for that.
“Olivier Giroud is a very tough cookie and he will not worry too much about the arrival of Timo Werner at Chelsea,” Saha said on the Football Index Podcast. “Giroud wants to score and he wants to help his teammates. He is a competitor and wherever he is, he will always perform.
“Giroud is very motivated and I’m sure that next year we will hear about him again.”