Inter linked forward Olivier Giroud commented on his difficult position at Chelsea and his hopes of making France’s squad for next summer’s European Championships in an interview with French media outlet Telefoot yesterday.
He touched on how he is not coach Frank Lampard’s first choice for the Blues.
“I’m clearheaded, I know what it is, we discussed it again.
“I will have to make a decision in January, but I hope to make the right decision, like I’ve always done.”
The 34-year-old Giroud, who is contracted to the London based club until the end of the season, was incredibly close to joining Inter last summer, with all signs suggesting that he would be on his way to Milan.
Inter instead decided to focus on signing Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen from Tottenham, a mistake in hindsight, but one that can be rectified in the upcoming transfer window.
So far this season, Giroud has struggled for minutes, making six appearances across all competitions for a total of 154 minutes, scoring one goal in his limited playing time.
Last campaign, Giroud proved his decisiveness in front of goal, scoring 10 times and providing one assist in 25 games across all competitions.
Notably, he was key in Chelsea’s post-lockdown games, scoring six times after the stop to the Premier League.