GIROUD EXPLAINS WHY MORATA ISN’T HIS RIVAL

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Olivier Giroud insists he isn’t in a competition with Alvaro Morata after both strikers started a game together for the first time in the 2-1 victory at Burnley.

“We haven’t played together much, but it is easy to play with this kind of player,” Giroud said.

“Obviously we have an opportunity in training to work on it and we know exactly what the manager wants from us. We can find each other easily on the pitch because it is easy to play with this player.

“No [competition], not at all. We just played to help the team win the game. I was a bit sad for him because he didn’t score. I tried to help him in the first half and in the second half he could have scored as well. I wanted to assist him, but I will do that next time. One thing is sure, when Willian or Eden [Hazard] don’t play we just try to give everything for the team.

“I feel very good. I was very tired because this game demanded a lot of pressing from us. The coach wanted us up front to press very high, not let them go inside and pass the ball because it is in this situation where they are the most dangerous. I tried to combine with Alvaro in the first half.

“It was good for me but in the second half it was more on the counter attack. We could have scored more but at the end of the day we are very pleased with this victory. It is never easy to win here.”

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