Olivier Giroud's reveals Chelsea strike competition won't be easy for Timo Werner

Olivier Giroud's reveals Chelsea strike competition won't be easy for Timo Werner

Olivier Giroud is ready to fight for his place with the signing of another striker

"Everyone knows I was close to leaving Chelsea last winter," Olivier Giroud said, as quoted by L'Equipe. "I took my chance after the transfer window. It was a big victory for me and a big challenge.

"I am confident for the coming year which will be good and busy at Chelsea. In every big club, there is competition. It motivates me. I still want to fight for my place.

"I am not naive. The club recruited Timo Werner to play, but we don't have the same profile. If it had been a striker with the same profile, I would have been more worried."

Last season, Giroud showed an incredible ability to take his chances. The Frenchman started the season as Frank Lampard's third-choice striker. A true professional, the 33-year-old never complained and kept working hard and finished the campaign as a starter.

After the restart of the season, Giroud took part in 12 of Chelsea's 13 games across all competitions, started 9 of them and scored 7 goals. As a result, Chelsea, who were eager to part ways with Olivier in January, offered the veteran a new one-year contract instead. Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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