Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud says he cannot accept falling behind Tammy Abraham in the pecking order, under new manager Frank Lampard.
Lampard has decided to put his faith in young striker Tammy Abraham, and for very good reasons. The 22-year-old striker has scored nine times in eleven appearances in all competitions, including eight goals in eight Premier League matches.
Abraham’s current form has in effect seen veteran striker Olivier Giroud further away from Frank Lampard‘s starting XI. With the Frenchman limited to just two starts in all competitions this season.
Giroud is not happy about the recent development, saying he knows his worth on the pitch, and would not accept his current situation at the club.
“Accept it? No, I do not accept it.” – Olivier Giroud told Le Pelerin.
“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 criticize 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.”
“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!”