Olivier Giroud: I will fight for my place

Author: Sky Sports
Olivier Giroud-stuck in Chelsea

FIFA World Cup winner, Olivier Giroud, has debunked speculations that he is considering leaving Chelsea, saying he will fight for a place at Stamford Bridge to prove his worth as a potent striker.

He said he was fully focused to secure more playing time with Chelsea and had not considered  switching clubs as being speculated.

 The 32-year-old striker has started just four times in the Premier League this season under new head coach Maurizio Sarri, with Alvaro Morata often preferred in attack.

He is  out of contract next summer and is yet to agree terms on a new deal, but the France  international is unperturbed about his current predicament at Stamford Bridge.

He told TeleFoot: "Would I have to consider a departure to keep my place in the national team? I feel like it is as if we are where we were several months ago when I was being asked the same questions before the World Cup.

"Today I am calm, happy with this World Cup title. I don't need to put myself under more pressure than that.

"Of course, I am a competitor and I would like more playing time. But I am in a very big club, with very big players.

"I am going to fight and for the moment, it is not a question about seeking a departure. I am going to stick in there and do not expect me to give up," he added.

Giroud's only strike for the Blues so far this season came in the 1-0 Europa League.