GIROUD REVEALS CHELSEA FRUSTRATION SINCE JOINING FROM ARSENAL IN JANUARY

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has admitted he is frustrated with his lack of goals since joining from Arsenal in January.

The 31-year-old has scored just once in eight appearances for Chelsea, with his only goal for Chelsea coming in the 4-0 FA Cup win over Hull City a month ago.

Giroud believes he has been playing well but admits he must start adding goals to performances.

“I’m happy with how I’ve adapted, the welcome I got and my relationship with my team-mates,” Giroud told L’Equipe.

“But I should have had more goals. I’m very attached to statistics and I remain stuck at one goal and three assists in five starts. It’s clear that’s not enough. But the content of my game is very encouraging.”

“You have to be demanding of yourself,” Giroud added. “If I signed for Chelsea, it was to experience a new challenge. I knew there was going to be a lull.

“When you sign like that in January, it’s never easy because you have to acclimatise yourself to the team.

“But I wanted to be ready straight away, even though I was coming back from six weeks of injury. It was a little paradoxical.

“The coach started me in the second game and made me comfortable. It went very well. It’s true I played some poor matches, but the content of my game has been very encouraging.”

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