Giroud Sends Message To Lampard. He’s Not Willing To Be Chelsea’s Second Choice Striker

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Olivier Giroud seems to be Frank Lampard’s second choice striker as Tammy Abraham has been Lampard’s first choice.

Giroud has started just one of Chelsea’s four Premier League matches so far this season, as Lampard has chosen to trust 21-year-old Tammy Abraham.

Abraham has scored four goals in four league games already, but Giroud has revealed that he’s not going to play second fiddle to Abraham.

Asked whether he will be happy to accept a more limited role under Lampard this term, Giroud told Le Figaro: “Obviously not. I have goals in my head.

“I’m here to help the next generation, but the time for retirement has not come.

“I’m still hungry and have a lot of ambition. I don’t want to be Chelsea’s No.2 striker, for sure.

“Just because I’m here as an older brother for the younger players, it doesn’t mean I’m out on the sidelines.”

The World Cup winner doesn’t know if he will be at Stamford Bridge after this season, but he has admitted that his future could be at MLS.

“The MLS for my family, my children who speak English, it’s interesting,” Giroud told RMC Sport’s Breaking Foot.

“In a year? In two years? I do not know when. But of course after that I will be open to a final challenge.”

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