Giroud outlines the reasons for extending Chelsea stay

Date published: Tuesday 2nd June 2020 10:02

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Olivier Giroud has outlined his reasons for staying at Chelsea, including his desire to “keep winning trophies”.

The France international had been used sparingly in the earlier part of this season before an injury to Tammy Abraham allowed him to display a decent run of form before the coronavirus pandemic halted the Premier League season.

Six of Giroud’s 12 appearances in all competitions came in February and March as Frank Lampard showed his faith in the 33-year-old.

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On why he chose to sign terms on a fresh one-year deal, Giroud told Chelsea’s official website: “I simply seized my opportunity and I repaid the faith that the manager had shown in me.

“That’s why the club ultimately offered me the chance to continue my time at Chelsea and I accepted immediately because I like it here. I want to keep winning trophies and I want to continue to show the manager that he can count on me.

“Plus, with the whole coronavirus lockdown situation, I didn’t really feel comfortable with the idea of moving abroad and uprooting my family. I think a lot about our quality of life and we have a great setup here. I think a lot about my family now.”


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