Giroud explains why he was annoyed with Mount before goal against Atletico Madrid

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Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game as the Blues beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

In the build-up to the goal, Marcos Alonso’s cross from the left flank was met by Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, who failed to control the ball but a botched clearance from Mario Hermoso presented a chance to Giroud, who guided an acrobatic effort past Jan Oblak.

Giroud revealed after the game that he told Mount that he would be annoyed with him if his goal was cancelled.

“I was a bit lucky, the defender didn’t really go for it, I was a bit ahead,” Giroud told RMC Sport after the game.

“I said to Mason I am going to be annoyed with him if they don’t award me the goal because he touched the ball just before [from Marcos Alonso’s cross] when I could have had it and finished if he left it for me.

“But I am not going to complain. I am happy to see the ball in the back of the net and above all that there is no offside.”

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