Giroud: 'I was about to leave'

Giroud: 'I was about to leave'

Lazio and Inter target Olivier Giroud revealed that he was “about to leave” Chelsea this winter but will now “give my all” to make the Euro 2020.

The World Cup winner was targeted by two of the top three in Serie A this winter, as he was reportedly growing frustrated by the lack of opportunities at Chelsea this term.

The French forward is fighting for a spot in Didier Deschamp’s squad for the European Championship this summer and will have to prove his worth at the Stamford Bridge.

The 33-year-old was rumoured to be closing in on a move to Italy last month and he has revealed that he was ready for a move away from London.

“I was about to leave,” he told the reporters after a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night. “From mid-December until the end of January, I found myself between two camps.

“But from February 1, I returned 100 per cent to Chelsea and now I will give my all for the remainder of the season. It’s nice to hit the ground running and have this feeling again.

“My personal goal now, is to play as much as possible because I want to take part in the next European Championship with France.” Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook

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