Olivier Giroud had only scored one goal for Chelsea since signing in January, but the Frenchman was in good form on Saturday as he scored a brace to help Chelsea come back from 2-0 to win the game against Southampton 3-2.
Giroud has been unlucky in front of goal since he joined Chelsea, but was relieved to get his brace and help the team take all three points at the St Mary’s Stadium.
“Obviously I was waiting for that,” he said after the game. “I have tried so many times to put it in the back of the net. When you are a striker you need to keep going and keep your confidence high, even if I have been playing a bit less in these recent weeks.
“I really wanted to help the team bounce back in the second half. The beginning of the game is not what we wanted and is not what we were expecting but in football you always have the opportunity to step up and bounce back. We have shown great character and great spirit and I am very happy for the team.
“I always used to say that football is an ever-lasting beginning so you always need to question yourself and in those moments the most important thing is to show some character. I have been through some difficult periods in my career and all the time I try to come back stronger and it has happened again in this game, and I am very pleased for me and for the team.”