French striker Olivier Giroud has acknowledged that he is frustrated with his present situation at Chelsea whereby he has mostly started in the Europa League this year.
The marksman was earning equal league opportunities with Alvaro Morata during the first half of the season and at one stage, it appeared that he could become the main marksman upfront.
However, that has simply not been the case and the winter signing of Gonzalo Higuain on loan has meant that he has mostly been ignored for the starting role in the Premier League.
In a report covered by Sky Sports, Giroud has now acknowledged that he is frustrated by the situation, considering he has not been given the chance to prove himself since Higuain joined the club.
He said: “Of course it is frustrating. I feel like there is no competition since January. It is like that, I know that I will only play in the Europa League and I will try to do everything I can to be as effective and decisive as possible for the team.”
Giroud recently bagged his maiden hat-trick for Chelsea against Dynamo Kiev, but he was still not afforded with a starting role at Everton despite Gonzalo Higuain struggling with a minor illness.
This is sure to frustrate the hard-working Frenchman, who is currently the subject of interest from Lyon and Marseille in his homeland. Giroud’s current deal expires in three months’ time, though the Blues have a 12-month extension clause available.