Still in Chelsea under the direction of Frank Lampard, Olivier Giroud will have to deal with the competition of Timo Werner, in particular, this season on the front of the Blues attack. The Frenchman was close to a departure last winter and returned to this period during an interview with So Foot. “During the last three days of the transfer window, I was in the manager’s office to find a solution. I was hoping that Chelsea would find me a replacement. For my part, it’s not the solutions that were lacking: I almost signed for Lazio, Inter… I was even so determined to leave that I even almost signed for Tottenham “, says the former element of Montpellier.
Giroud was able to convince Lampard in January
Fortunately for him, the player was able to reverse the trend thereafter, winning the confidence of his coach with his performances and his goals. “En january so he told me he would give me my chance again and he did : mid-February, I made a good entry against Manchester United and behind, I scored against Tottenham. Suddenly, I was no longer out of the team and I scored 8 goals in 10 starts “, recalls Giroud.
During Chelsea’s victory against Brighton on Monday night (1-3), Olivier Giroud remained on the substitute bench. Sunday, the Blues will face Liverpool (5.30 p.m.) for the shock of the second day of the Premier League.