At a press conference this week, Olivier Giroud returned to his last difficult months at Chelsea. So desperate, the tricolor striker has revealed that he was ready to betray Arsenal by joining Tottenham.
If it flourishes again on the side of theAC Milanwith whom he lifted the Scudetto at the end of last season, Olivier Giroud lived through difficult times chelsea. During his last year at Blues in particular, during which Frank Lampard offered him very little playing time. So much so that the Savoyard had asked for his departure, in vain.
“I couldn’t stay in this situation”
“At that time I didn’t have regular playing time at Chelsea, I was third choice in attack, so I tried to find a solution with Frank Lampard”recalled Giroud during a press conference this week, in remarks relayed by the British version of goal. “I couldn’t stay in this situation. I wanted to leave, but Lampard told me he needed a replacement. »
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“Italian clubs were very interested”
“He promised me that I would have had more playing opportunities and gave me the opportunity to do so. I think I scored eight goals in the last ten games of the season. At that time, Italian clubs were very interested.added the second top scorer in the history of the Blues, who admitted to having been ready to accept the advances of Tottenhamhistorical rival ofArsenalwhose tunic he wore between 2012 and 2018.
“I wanted to join Tottenham”
“I was so desperate to leave that I even told Lampard that I wanted to join Tottenham because I knew José Mourinho wanted me,” said the former Montpellier player. In the end, I think it would have been difficult because I had played for Arsenal. Fate wanted me to stay at Chelsea, before wearing the Rossoneri shirt”. To the delight of the Milanese tifosi.
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