It was a wonderful season for Olivier Giroud in the Europa League as he ended the season as the competition’s top scorer, playing a massive role for Chelsea to win the competition.
Giroud was joint level with Luka Jovic before the final and he surpassed the new Real Madrid signing by scoring again in the final.
Giroud scored his 11th goal in the Europa League as he opened the scoring with a superb header as Chelsea went on to beat Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final on Wednesday night.
Giroud has now admitted that he is the happiest man in the world following his feat as Chelsea went on to win the trophy.
“I am proud of that,” said Giroud.
“I have had a lot of game-time in the Europa League this year and I always try to just step up and do my best for the team. I am the happiest man in the world.
“It was a good cross from Emerson and I made a run to the front post. It was a nice header and I have to thank my team-mates for helping me to score those goals.”
Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in the 2018 January transfer window, and he has now revealed that he’s a proper Blue, adding that despite being 32, he still has a lot to offer.
“It was an improvement going from Arsenal to Chelsea and I knew I would have the opportunity to win some more trophies,” Giroud said.
“To win this Europa League one year after winning the World Cup is great for me.
“I’m a Blue, a proper Blue. It’s a new chapter of my career and it was very special to score. I am so proud of this team.
“I’m 32, nearly 33, but I feel like there is more and more to come. I am still hungry and I am looking forward to next year: playing in the Champions League and fighting for more titles.”
Giroud signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea just this month and hopefully he’d do more next season.