Giroud: I Won’t Accept This

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Olivier Giroud won the World Cup with France last year, and the Chelsea striker is still an important player for France boss Didier Deschamps despite his lack of playing time for Chelsea.

Giroud is currently third choice striker for Frank Lampard, with Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi ahead of him.

Since recovering from an illness, Giroud has been barely used by Lampard and was not even named in the matchday squad for Southampton game and did not travel with the team to St Mary’s stadium.

When asked by the media if he has accepted his role at Chelsea, he said: “Accept it? No, I do not accept it.

“You do not have to be fatalistic in certain situations. I have always been respectful and humble. Even if I do not agree with the coach, I do not criticise him.

“But in myself, I cannot accept it because I know what I’m worth on a pitch.”

Giroud has revealed that he always wins at the end and has vowed to be the main striker yet again.

“I had competitors in attack – Morata, Higuain, who ended up leaving. I won at the end: I played the final of the FA Cup in 2018 and the European Cup final in 2019.

“Once again, I’m starting the year in difficulty, but as my brother said, I have always built myself in the face of adversity. Although I would like there to be less!”

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