‘Just let me enjoy the night’: Olivier Giroud was frustrated when asked if he would start against Leeds after his four-goal heroism against Sevilla … as the Chelsea striker received praise from former teammates across the board.
- Olivier Giroud made four appearances for Chelsea on Wednesday with a win over Spain
- The Frenchman put on a career-best performance against Sevilla
- The question arises as to why he is not getting so much playing time for the Blues
- The show garnered acclaim from former teammates, including Cesc Fabregas
Olivier Giroud is tired of talking about the shortcomings of playing for Chelsea, after showing his worth in front of the goal against Sevilla.
The French striker scored four goals against the Spanish team to ensure that Frank Lampard’s men would win the last 16 of the last 16 of the Champions League.
His performance received rave reviews from the pundit and his director, and raised questions about why he was used by the blues boss in such a short time.
Olivia Giroud faced negotiations for not playing time for Chelsea
It was only the 34-year-old’s second start of the season in all competitions, but his performance suggests he will obviously be more focused.
With no time to play, his national team captain Didier Deschamps has suggested that he move to January to play more before 2020 to secure a place in the France squad.
However, Giroud reacted to the possibility of playing more time against Leeds this weekend and the start of the first Premier League of the season: ‘Let me just enjoy the night and the great win.
“After that, we’ll rest and see what Gaffar plans to do.”
His performance received praise from Lampard at the end of the Spanish game, with Lampard commenting on just how difficult it is to score four times in the same match.
The Frenchman was in endless form as he scored four times on Wednesday night
There was also praise from former teammates, both Sisk Fabregas and Mesut Ozil, both of whom jumped on Twitter to praise the Frenchman.
‘What a night for this guy,’ read Ozil’s post, with a pair of GIFs smiling at each other from their arsenal days.
Meanwhile, Fabregas wrote: ‘Are you a real partner? You should be a role model for all young players.
‘Well done again. And people still wonder why you always end the game !! Hard work, passion, dedication and real character to always turn things around. ‘