Olivier Giroud his teammate Eden Hazard should win the Player of the Year award this season.
Asked to pick his player of the season, Giroud replied: “I would say Eden Hazard, but I think I cannot say who I voted for.”
However, the rules dictate that players cannot vote for teammates meaning Olivier Giroud cannot vote for Eden Hazard. Instead he might have had to choose between the two players who are favourites to win this season; Raheem Sterling or Eden Hazard.
Giroud also said he relishes playing against the teams with Virgil Van Dijk in them as he enjoys the challenge. “I’ve played against him personally a few times and it has always been a tough position because he is very good and very strong, but I’ve scored a few goals playing against his teams,” said Giroud.
“I lost against him when we played the Netherlands recently, but I won last year and scored at Stamford Bridge, and scored the winner at the Stade de France against the Netherlands a few months ago.
“We don’t have to be scared and no matter who plays we will be 100 per cent focused on winning the game.”