Premier League Says he knows his worth on the pitch
Frank Lampard has been willing to give Chelsea‘s young players a chance this season, however Olivier Giroud has been left out in the cold as a consequence.
The Frenchman isn’t criticising Lampard, but isn’t willing to lay down and accept his reduced role behind Tammy Abraham either.
“No, I don’t accept it,” he told Le Pelerin when asked about his role this season.
“I have always been respectful and humble and, even when I don’t agree with the coach’s decision, I don’t criticise him.
“I can’t accept it because I know my worth on the pitch.
“Last year when I felt that I deserved to play I asked the coach for explanations.”
Having left Arsenal for Chelsea, the striker has made clear that the move was one of the most difficult of his professional career.
“It wasn’t easy to leave Arsenal for Chelsea two years ago, I loved Arsenal,” he said.
“But, it was a progression because Chelsea are the English club that have won the most titles, along with Manchester City, in the last 10 years.
“I had competition in attack with players who ended up leaving, but I won at the end and played the FA Cup Final in 2018 and the Europa League final in 2019.”