Speaking to reporters at Clairefontaine, Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud was invited to comment on the major summer transfer window that the London club are having.
The 33 year old striker played an integral part in helping the blues secure top 4.
The French striker started the 2019/20 season lowest in the pecking order of strikers at Chelsea which saw him become Frank Lampard’s third choice striker below Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud.
Olivier Giroud later found form around mid season which saw the French striker rose to first choice post lockdown.
Chelsea signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig this summer transfer window on a five year contract for £47.5M.
The German striker is expected to become Frank Lampard’s first choice striker for the upcoming season.
This would mean limited game time for Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham in Chelsea’s First team squad.
However, Olivier Giroud seems to not be worried about the arrival of Timo Werner.
“In each big club, there is competition. That has always motivated me to fight for my place. I am not naive. The club bought Timo Werner to play him, but one thing is sure, we do not have the same profile.” Giroud told reporters at Clairefontaine, as quoted by Get French Football News.
“He also likes to be out wide. He did that with his club last year and also with this national team. If he was an attacker with the same profile as mine, I would have been more worried. Depending on the teams we face, the coach will sometimes opt for different tactics.”
” I really hope to have playing time to continue in the vein that I ended last season. At nearly 34, I will give everything.”, He further added.
He also spoke on Thiago Silva’s arrival at Chelsea: “I am sure that he will adapt very quickly. I hope that we will get tangled in a race for the title.”
Giroud is currently out on international duty with his country and will likely return to training at Cobham next week.