Giroud reveals the warning France boss gave to him

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud nearly left the club in January after being linked with a move to Inter Milan.

The World Cup winner was keen on featuring in this summer’s Euro tournament, thus his reason for wanting to leave the club.

Giroud has now revealed how France boss Didier Deschamps warned him about getting regular playing time so he can get a call-up to the national team.

“Didier Deschamps warned me,” Giroud told Telefoot.

“We briefly spoke about [me moving to] the MLS, and no, that was not an option for me if I wanted to be at the Euros.

“The Euros remains a big objective for me. It is always a source of enormous disappointment not to be selected and I hope that my recent performances with Chelsea will convince the coach to call me up.

“It’s not me who will take the decisions, there is Didier Deschamps, but obviously if I play more and I am decisive for the team then I think I have a good chance to go.”

Giroud has been an important player for the club since his failed exit and has bagged two goals in four games thus far.

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