EPL: Chelsea striker, Giroud speaks on leaving Chelsea for another club


Olivier Giroud has ruled out the possibility of leaving Stamford Bridge for another club.

The 32-year-old has been linked with a move to the French Ligue 1 side, Marseille in recent months.

The Frenchman has expressed readiness to snub a move to Marseille, and stay and fight for his place at the West London club under manager, Maurizio Sarri.

“I feel like it is as if we are where we were several months ago when I was being asked the same questions before the World Cup,” Giroud told Telefoot.

“Today, I am calm, happy with this World Cup title.

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“I don’t need to put myself under more pressure than that. Of course, I am a competitor and I would like more playing time.”

Giroud added: “But I am in a very big club, with very big players. I am going to fight and for the moment, it is not a question about seeking a departure. I am going to stick in there and do not count on me to give up.

“I came back late from the World Cup [so] Morata played.

“In the national team in September, with this goal against the Netherlands, that did me good.

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“After that, when I came back to Chelsea, I played several matches as a starter.

“Today, the coach has introduced healthy competition. Morata started again, he played well.

“It is true that we were having issues in the effectiveness department, he scored, and things are going better.”

Giroud has scored a goal for Chelsea so far this campaign in the Premier League.

The former Arsenal star will hope to feature for Chelsea when they tackle Tottenham this weekend in a Premier League fixture.



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