Olivier Giroud states he is happy at Chelsea and will stay at Stamford Bridge to fight for his place.
The World Cup winner joined the Blues last January in a bid to force his way into World Cup squad, and his decision was vindicated after he started throughout Les Bleus’ successful campaign in Russia. .
The 32-year-old has scored just once in his last 12 matches, but he’s ruling out leaving the club as he is happy.
‘I came back late from the World Cup. Morata played. In the national team in September, with this goal against the Netherlands, that did me good,’ said Giroud.
‘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.’
‘Would I have to consider a departure to keep my place in the national team? 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. Today, I am calm, happy with this World Cup title. I relativise a lot of things.
‘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. 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.’