Chelsea FC striker Olivier Giroud has sent a warning to Tammy Abraham by stating that he won’t be content playing second fiddle for the striker’s role this season.
Giroud ended the previous campaign on a high with a goal and a couple of assists in the 4-1 thumping of Arsenal in the Europa League final and it was anticipated that he could lead the line regularly this term.
However, that has not been the case with the emergence of Abraham, who has bagged four goals for the Blues from the opening five games of the new campaign.
As such, there have been suggestions that Abraham could remain a permanent feature upfront under Lampard but Giroud has stressed that he won’t give up on the centre-forward role that easily.
“Obviously not! I have goals in my head. I’m here to help the new generation, but beware, the time for retirement has not come. I’m still hungry and have a lot of ambition. I don’t want to be Chelsea’s No. 2 striker, for sure,” he told Le Figaro.
Despite approaching the final stages of his career, Giroud has remained a big-impact player and he contributed 13 goals for Chelsea FC last term with 11 of those coming through the Europa League campaign.
In the current campaign, he has already scored once against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup but Abraham for now should remain the first-choice after back-to-back braces against Norwich City and Sheffield United.