Inter linked Olivier Giroud’s current situation cannot continue at Chelsea if he wishes to remain in the French national team, French national team boss Didier Deschamps has warned.
Giroud has found playing time very hard to come by this season at Stamford Bridge with five of his six appearances to date this season having come off of the substitutes bench.
The veteran French striker, who is out of contract at the end of the season, played a part in France’s 2018 World Cup win but his lack of game time has left him at risk of exclusion from the squad for the European Championship’s, which were initially scheduled to take place this Summer but were postponed to next Summer due to COVID-19.
Ahead of the January transfer window, the 34-year-old, formerly of Arsenal, has been linked with a potential switch to Inter as well as several other clubs.
“Giroud knows that this situation cannot continue forever. Before March he will have to find another situation than the current one,” Deschamps explained in an interview with French radio station RTL, which was broadcast earlier on today.
“I’m just giving my opinion. Ultimately, the decision rests with the player. He knows what I think, sometimes there are difficult situations to deal with. It’s up to him, even if I don’t forget everything he did and could still do.”