Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud called his current situation at Stamford Bridge “worrying”, adding that he had a decision to make on his future in January.
After almost leaving the club in January, the Frenchman opted to stay under Frank Lampard. His concerns arose from a lack of playing time earlier in the season.
But despite his amount of action improving as the season progresses, he now finds himself in an identical position. Indeed, his chances seem even more limited this time around after the arrival of Timo Werner.
Giroud’s agent said that he will have to consider the future of his client if the attacker’s playing time does not improve.
The attacker has now issued a similar statement. He said Telefoot: “It’s worrying. I thought I still had a role to play at Chelsea but my playing time is reduced a lot.
“It’s going to have to change or a decision has to be made.
“I am clear on my situation: I will have to make a decision in January. I hope to do the right thing, as I always have.
The 31-year-old added that despite criticism of his age as a limiting factor compared to his comrade Chelsea strikers, the opposite is in fact true.
“Even though some people talk about my age, I still feel very good physically,” he added. “I have a lot of desire and freshness, and what makes a career last is also the head.
“We would like things to be a little easier, but we grow through adversity.
“And like my boyfriend [Laurent] Koscielny often says: I’m the best when my back is against the wall.
Inter Miami love Giroud
Last season Giroud was the subject of serious interest from Tottenham.
Proceed to the impending winter window of 2021 and reports suggest Inter Miami may be rushing towards the striker.
David Beckham’s new side are said to be looking for more top players to strengthen their ranks.