Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud admits he’s frustrated with his lack of goals since joining the club from Arsenal.
The Frenchman swapped the Emirates for Stamford Bridge in January in an £18million deal with the 31-year-old desperate to boost his bid for a spot in France’s World Cup squad.
Giroud’s been battling Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata to be Antonio Conte’s first choice centre forward and bagged his first goal for the club in a 4-1 win against Hull in his third appearance.
However, that remains Giroud’s only goal in ten games and the Frenchman admits he needs to improve his scoring record.
‘I am happy with my adaptation, the welcome I received, the relationship on the ground with my team-mates,’ said Giroud.
‘I should have scored more goals. In terms of statistics, I am very attached to this.
I remain stuck at one goal and three assists in five games [Premier League appearances].It is sure that it is not enough. But in any case, overall, it’s very encouraging. In time I will do it.”
“You have to be demanding with yourself. I signed to Chelsea to have a new challenge.’
Giroud admits it’s been difficult to adapt to a new team and says moving in the January transfer window is never ideal.
‘When you sign like that in January, it’s never easy because you have to acclimatize to your team.
‘But I really wanted to be ready right away, even though I was coming back from almost six weeks of injury.
‘The coach [Antonio Conte] started me in the second game [a 3-0 win over West Brom] and it made me comfortable.
‘It went very well. Then, it is true that I could have done better in some matches. But overall, I repeat, it is very encouraging.’
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