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Giroud has no regret leaving Arsenal for Chelsea but disagrees with Lampard’s decision to start Abraham instead of him

France striker Olivier Giroud is not regretting his decision to swap the reds of London for the blues but not happy with his current situation.

Olivier Giroud has lost his position to English youngster Tammy Abraham a decision the former Lille star says he is not in agreement with.

Asked about his current lack of game time at Chelsea, Giroud told Le Pelerin: ‘Accept it? No, I do not accept it. ‘You do not have to be fatalistic in certain situations. I have always been respectful and humble. Even if I do not agree with the coach, I do not criticise him.

‘But in myself, I cannot accept it because I know what I’m worth on a pitch. Last year, when I felt that I deserved to play, I asked the coach for explanations.

Probed on his decision to swap the Emirates for Stamford Bridge, he continued: ‘It was not easy to leave Arsenal for Chelsea two years ago. I loved Arsenal.

‘But it was a progression because Chelsea is the English club that has won the most titles, with Manchester City, in ten years.

‘I had competitors in attack – Morata, Higuain, who ended up leaving. I won at the end: I played the final of the FA Cup in 2018 and the European Cup final in 2019.

‘Once again, I’m starting the year in difficulty, but as my brother said, I have always built myself in the face of adversity. Although I would like there to be less!’

Oliver Giroud has scored just 5 goals in 40 league games while Tammy Abraham has scored a total of 8 goals in 8 league games for Chelsea.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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