Even though he is no longer young, Olivier Giroud is considered an important player at Chelsea. It is for this reason that French players are advised to stay at Stamford bridge, instead of moving clubs.
Since arriving from Arsenal, many have looked down on Giroud because he is no longer young. However, the reality is just the opposite.
The French National Team player has often been a hero for Chelsea, including in last week’s European Champions League match against Rennes. In this match, Giroud scored one goal which led the Blues to qualify for the last 16.
Thus, this is proof that Olivier Giroud is indeed very reliable even though he is not the first choice under the direction of his manager Frank Lampard.
But on the one hand, of course the former Arsenal player has a target to become a first-team player in a club. This is due to his determination to be able to defend the French national team in the upcoming 2022 World Cup.
However, former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole hoped and suggested that Giroud stay at Stamford Bridge. This is because according to him, the former Arsenal is still an important player at Chelsea.
“I think Giroud is a different class and is a very important part of the squad,”
“Frank wants to keep him and Chelsea are in a position where if they don’t want him to go, he doesn’t have to leave when he signs the contract,” Cole told talkSPORT.
Not only that, Joe Cole is even sure that Giroud will play a big role in Chelsea’s success this season.
“He will play a big role in a season that will be a successful year for Chelsea,” he said.
Unfortunately, the striker is indeed in the final year of his contract with Chelsea. Meanwhile, until now there has been no sign of a new contract from the London club.
It is normal for this situation to make Giroud begin to be linked with a number of European clubs, including the Italian Serie A giants, Inter Milan.
Coincidentally, at Inter Milan there is the figure of Antonio Conte, who is Giroud’s former manager at Chelsea.