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Chelsea Striker Olivier Giroud Happy to Stay if He Gets to Play

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said he wants to remain with the club but only if he gets more minutes ahead of next summer’s European Championships.

Giroud scored all four goals for the Blues against Sevilla but has been warned by France manager, Didier Deschamps, that he needs regular game-time to remain in contention for the national team.

Chelsea Striker Olivier Giroud Happy to Stay if He Gets Gametime

Oliver Giroud ‘Proud’ to Be a Chelsea Player

Speaking in The Telegraph, Giroud said: “Obviously to be happy I need to be a little more on the pitch. The gaffer gave me the opportunity on Wednesday to play more, and I hope I’m going to have more opportunities again because I think I have shown him that I am ready to fight for the team.

“If I play more than in the beginning of the season, I think I have a good chance to be fit and ready for the Euros. I had a conversation with Didier Deschamps and obviously he said if the situation stayed like that, you [Giroud] will have to take a decision in January.”

However, the 34-year old remains confident he can break into the starting XI despite his age and Chelsea’s wealth of attacking talent.

“But I am pretty sure that I can grab some more game-time and stay at Chelsea because that is what I want,” he continued. “I want to win trophies with Chelsea. Basically, that is it.

“But you never know in football – everything is going very fast. But now I am very happy. I am a happy man and I am proud to be a Chelsea player.

“I feel very good physically. I try to keep in good shape and work hard in training every single day. I believe it’s not about your age.”

Oliver Giroud: Success in Blue

Since arriving at Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018, Giroud has scored 34 goals in 98 appearances, many of which have come in crucial matches.

The 2017 Puskas Award recipient has also added FA Cup and Europa League honours to his trophy cabinet whilst at Stamford Bridge, either side of winning the 2018 World Cup with France.

However, Giroud has been limited to just two starts in all competitions this season and finds himself behind the likes of Tammy Abraham, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner in the Chelsea hierarchy.

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