France boss responds to Giroud’s current situation at Chelsea

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud had a torrid time during the first half of the season as he struggled for game time and even had to stay about two months without action as he was destined for an exit in the January transfer window.

Despite being linked with a move to Inter Milan and Lazio, a deal never materialised, and the 33-year-old has been back playing for the Blues.

Giroud has now featured in 4 consecutive games and has proven that he can still be useful for the squad this season.

France boss Didier Deschamps has hailed Giroud and revealed that he has no worries about his striker.

Speaking to L’Équipe following the announcement of France’s latest UEFA Nations League group, Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps said: “I am not worried. He in any case was not given a choice because his desire was indeed to leave. He had to get back to work, as we say, and he has had the opportunity to have more playing time in the last two matches than in the previous two months.

“But I know him for everything that he has done in the blue shirt, his mental capacity. All players can experience periods where they play little or not at all, that does not take away what they have done or what they can still do.”

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