Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud says he is happy and is ready to extend Chelsea stay amid reports of January transfer exist from the club
Lazio and Inter agreed contract with the Chelsea man in January as deal fell to materialized, Tottenham are said to be willing to offer him contract at the club as former Chelsea manager now with Tottenham Jose Mourinho is a fan of the forward.
Chelsea considered to keep Giroud after failing to sign a forward in January, with Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech signed with Chelsea for £37million and will join with team-mates on June 1st.
The Blues had looked at bringing in Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani and Napoli forward Dries Mertens, but Giroud is now back in the team and happy at Stamford Bridge once again after lampard handed him a run of matches in recent week.
Yes, of course,” Giroud replied when asked if he’s happy to stay at Chelsea beyond the end of the season, when his current deal expires. “There are a few weeks [to go], games to win and maybe another trophy Giroud said in an interview.
And after I think I have two, three nice seasons in front of me. It’s not the time to talk about contracts. But one more time I will take a decision when it comes.”It’s behind me. It was a tough month for me. I just spoke with the manager and I believed what he said, that I would get my chance and he has given me my chance, he continues:
I have tried to give his confidence back on the pitch. I do my job the best that I can and I’m very happy to be back in the team. Of course, my confidence is better. The transfer window is behind me. I’m a Chelsea player, I’m happy here again and that’s the most important thing
On Sunday afternoon Chelsea will be facing their former manager’s Ancelotti side Everton knowing they are three point above Manchester United in top four race.
Giroud is likely to continue leading the line as Tammy Abraham continues to miss out through injury but he is hoping the England forward is available again soon to provide competition in attack.
My confidence is getting higher and higher because I am playing more games,” he added. “I don’t know how long Tammy will be out for to be honest.
When he comes back I will need him to be ready and then we can have good competition again, which will be good for the team. Everybody needs to be ready, to be good psychologically, to give everything for the team. I think that’s what we did against Liverpool
Lampard faces many big selection headaches this weekend ahead of the clash at Stamford Bridge with Kepa Arrizabalaga potentially replacing Willy Caballero in goal.
Giroud insists he sees similarities to his situation and that being experienced by Kepa at present, with the Spaniard having been dropped by Lampard after a string of inconsistent displays
“I just told him I was happy for him (after Kepa’s performance in the win over Liverpool in the FA Cup). He deserved to be man of the match because he saved us a few times. There is fair competition between him and Willy, they are both training very hard,” Giroud continues.”
His is situation was the same as mine – when you get the chance to be competitive and decisive for the team you have to take it.
“He is a tough man, but very quiet. He hasn’t said anything [about being dropped]. We can understand his disappointment, but you have to respect the manager’s decisions.
“You have to work hard to get back into the team. He has done well against Liverpool and it’s a good answer. I’m always talking about the ‘ carre vert ‘, like we say in France, that’s the reality of the pitch.
Lampard side have suffered a series of injuries this term as Abraham, Willian, Pulisic, and Kovacic all ruled out of the game on Sunday.