Olivier Giroud won’t forget last night after embedding his name into the club’s history book with ‘records’ shattering performance
The Frenchman’s four goals-haul against Sevilla last night saw him equaling several records including that of his own manager, Frank Lampard as the English man was the last Chelsea player to net four goals in one game before Giroud’s masterclass.
Having been erased earlier on from the front page of the club’s striking selection, Olivier Giroud didn’t relent in working hard as he left a huge signal when he netted twice during his last game with France.
With Tammy Abraham failing to convert all his chances during the London Derby game against local rivals, Tottenham; Frank Lampard opted to starting Sevilla last night and that greatly paid off.
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Speaking to reporters yesterday, Giroud told of ‘the enormity of his achievement and the potential in this Blues squad’.
‘It’s always nice to be a part of club history,’ he acknowledged in the aftermath of one of the most special nights of his career.
‘You play football to write great stories. I’m proud. I had great assists from my team-mates and I just tried to finish the job.
‘When I’m on the pitch I’m the happiest man. I just try to be patient, keep the faith and bring something else to the team. It is always special to play in the Champions League and it was an important game to finish first in the group, so I’m pleased to help the team to win.
‘Sometimes you feel anything can happen, and that was one of them.’
With so many attentions already fixated to the Frenchman’s quadruple, Giroud shared that this wasn’t his first time netting 4 goals in a game.
According to the 32-year-old, the last time he netted 4 goals in a single game was during his days with the French Ligue 2 side, Tours in a win against Arles-Avignon.
It appears all things are finally falling into place for a Frank Lampard’s side that had a woeful start as Olivier Giroud also reflected on the team’s massive development before speaking about the Blues’ next EPL game that could see fans returning back to Stadium.
‘We are working hard in training to improve and reach our targets,’ the former Arsenal man explained.
‘Our ambition is to compete with the best teams in the Premier League, and in the Champions League to go as far as we can. We have shown we have a great squad and we can count on a lot of talented players. It will give us the opportunity to play in both competitions.
‘We are doing a great job and we need to keep the momentum up. It’s been a long time we have missed our fans. Football is not the same sport, the passion is not the same without fans, so we are looking forward to Saturday and hope we have a nice welcome for them.’
With 6 goals credited to his name after just 10 games for Chelsea this season, Olivier Giroud could be staying longer than expected despite rumors of exit pushing strong.
It’s also believed that the club are willing to let the striker go find playtime elsewhere since Frank Lampard has fizzled him out of the frontline.
We find out what’s to happen with Giroud’s Chelsea career in the coming weeks as the January transfer window approaches with speed.
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