Chelsea FC attacker delivers update about his future

France striker Olivier Giroud issues an update about his future at Chelsea FC

Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri (Photo: The Sport Review)

Olivier Giroud has said that there is “no chance” that he will stay at Chelsea FC if he continues his current limited role.

The 32-year-old forward has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot in the first team under Maurizio Sarri this season after he moved to the west London club from Arsenal in January 2018.

Giroud had only started six Premier League games before the trip to Everton on Sunday and he has been forced to settle for a role on the sidelines for much of the campaign.

The former Arsenal star showcased his ability on Thursday night when he scored a hat-trick and notched up an assist in Chelsea FC’s 5-0 thrashing of Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League.

However, when asked about his future after the game, Giroud seemed to hint that he may seek an exit if he does not gain more regular playing time.

Speaking in an interview quoted by The Sun, Giroud replied when asked if he’d be willing to remain a role player due to his advancing age: “No. No chance. I’m a competitor.

“I’m 32 but I’m still young. I feel very well physically.

“When I do the tests on the treadmill I have to say that I have one of the best tests [at the club].

“I have the motivation to carry on. Some of the boys asked me why I didn’t retire with the national team after the World Cup.

“But I’m still hungry and I know how much I will miss football after my career.

“I want more and more. I think I have a few nice years in front of me.”

Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action after the international break when they travel to Cardiff on 31 March.

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