Olivier Giroud opens up on choice to depart Chelsea

‘It was an obvious choice to leave’: Olivier Giroud opens up on decision to depart Chelsea

Olivier Giroud’s Chelsea stint

Olivier Giroud would be part of Chelsea from London rivals Arsenal in January of 2018.

The Blues are understood to have paid round £15m for the striker, which turned out to be a reasonably first rate deal.

Regardless of by no means actually getting used as Chelsea’s major no.9 on a constant foundation, Giroud nonetheless notched 119 appearances throughout all competitions for the Londoners.

In stated ties, the Frenchman would rating 39 targets and supply 14 assists. Giroud additionally performed key roles in Chelsea profitable the FA Cup, Europa League and, most lately, the Champions League.

Giroud explains choice to go away Chelsea

Following the 2020/21 marketing campaign, Giroud would then prolong his deal at Chelsea in June, so he didn’t depart totally free:

Regardless of solely extending his cope with Chelsea in early June, Giroud then signed for AC Milan in July of 2021.

And now, the 34-year-old has opened up on his choice to go away Chelsea, stating that it was an apparent alternative:

“I preferred the Premier League, however sooner or later, I needed to decide. 

“I informed [Thomas] Tuchel that the final three months had been too tough.

“It was an apparent alternative to go away Chelsea, I moved on with nice emotion for all of the moments we skilled. Some have been good, some others not a lot, however we gained three essential titles.”

Quotes by way of Goal.

‘It was an obvious choice to leave’: Olivier Giroud opens up on decision to depart Chelsea

NICE, FRANCE – JULY 31: Olivier Giroud of AC Milan celebrates after scoring his staff’s first aim through the Pre-Season Pleasant match between OGC Good v AC Milan at Allianz Riviera on July 31, 2021 in Good, France. (Photograph by Claudio Villa/AC Milan by way of Getty Pictures)

Giroud in Milan

Giroud has since turn out to be a reasonably common function in Milan, although he did miss three video games attributable to harm.

Regardless of this, the veteran ahead has scored two in three Serie A video games this time period.

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3 Chelsea FC 6 10 13
4 Manchester United 6 8 13
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6 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 3 12
7 West Ham United 6 5 11
8 Aston Villa 6 2 10
9 Brentford FC 6 3 9
10 Arsenal FC 6 -5 9
11 Tottenham Hotspur 6 -5 9
12 Watford FC 6 -2 7
13 Leicester Metropolis 6 -3 7
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 -2 6
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17 Newcastle United 6 -7 3
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20 Norwich Metropolis 6 -14 0
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Grey, Demarai Everton FC 3
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Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
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