Olivier Giroud is happy to get a challenge in the form of Timo Werner next season.
He knows that Frank Lampard will very well be employing Werner in the prime striker position in the next season games, with Giroud and Tammy Abraham both fighting for the spot.
The 33-year-old told L’Equipe: “When the teams play a defensive way against us, it’s not bad to have a tall striker like me that can make the link. But I am not naive.
However, Giroud is up to the challenge. He will make the decision-making process for Lampard when he chooses the forward front – and Giroud will fight for it.
“Werner hasn’t been recruited to sit on the bench. But I will do everything I can to give headaches to the coach when it comes to making his choice.”
“Werner’s transfer is an additional motivation and it was inevitable that the club recruits a striker,” added the France international. “Chelsea is a great club, that spends money to strengthen the squad, and I was expecting someone to come.”
Olivier Giroud has another year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge. There haven’t been any talks of extension yet – but Giroud will treat it as a new challenge till that time comes.
“I still have a year of contract here. If I stay here afterwards, that’s fine. Otherwise, it will be another challenge.
“But I can still play in a good league for two years. I don’t set any limits.”