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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is not happy with the limited role he has had in the club this season, and may be set for an exit from the club.
The 34-year-old has found himself as third choice Chelsea striker, behind Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham, and has only started one game this season – the League Cup defeat to Tottenham.
The World Cup winner was given less than ten minutes against Newcastle United on Saturday, and he has admitted that he’s still clear-headed, and will make a decision in January.
“It’s worrying. I thought I still had a role to play at Chelsea but my playing time is getting reduced a lot. It’s going to have to change or a decision must be made,” Giroud told Telefoot.
“I am clear-headed about my situation: I will have to make a decision in January. I hope to make the right one, as I have always done.”
“Even if some people talk about my age, I still feel very good physically. I have a lot of desire and freshness, and what makes a career last is also the head,” the Frenchman added.
“We would like things to be a little easier, but we grow through adversity. And as my buddy [Laurent] Koscielny often says: I am the best when my back is against the wall.”
Giroud’s agent Manuello has meanwhile spoken about the harsh treatment his player has gotten from Frank Lampard.
“Playing with Ziyech, Havertz, Werner is not the same as without them,” Manuello told Foot Mercato.
“So I put it into perspective anyway.
“But we must not be blind and Frank Lampard has decided to put Tammy Abraham before him.
“It’s not necessarily fair compared to what Olivier had done at the end of the season. But he has the right, it is his choice.
“So indeed if it continues in this direction, then yes in December we will meet again like in December 2019.”