Giroud Explains How He’s Handling His Lack Of Opportunities At Chelsea

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Olivier Giroud has been restricted to just five appearances for Chelsea this season due to the emergence of Tammy Abraham.

Giroud insists he isn’t complaining about his lack of game time and is instead channelling the frustration of not playing into positive energy.

Giroud told The Athletic: “There are two reactions to being left out of the side. There is one where you put your head down, start complaining that you’re not playing.

“The other way is you transform that frustration over not playing into a positive energy. You need to maintain a good feeling to bounce back, to show your character. That is what I try to do at training every day.

“I’m a competitor. It takes a lot more to get me down. I will always fight to get back in the team. Have I spoken to Frank? No, not yet.

“I have nothing to say, because Tammy is doing so well. It is difficult to get a striker out of the team when he is being this successful and scoring regularly.

“I just have to stay focused, to keep concentrating on what I have to do in training and show I’m ready for whenever the manager needs me.”

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