New Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud admits he’s a little disappointed by his Stamford Bridge experience, with his expectations that were not entirely fulfilled:
“I am happy with my adaptation, the welcome I received, and the relationship on the ground with my team-mates,” the French forward told L’Equipe.
“You have to be demanding with yourself. If I signed to Chelsea, it’s to have a new challenge. When you sign like that in January, it’s never easy because you have to acclimatise to your team, but I really wanted to be ready right away. It was a little paradoxical.
“I could have – 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 matches. I’m sure it is not enough,” said the striker, who moved from Arsenal last January.
“But, in any case, the content [of my matches] is very encouraging. In time I will do it. [It’s encouraging] in my relationship with offensive players; whether with Willian, Pedro or Eden Hazard.
“Former football legends like Robert Pires, who is a friend, Freddie Ljungberg or even former Chelsea players, told me that Chelsea’s game would fit me because they always played with a big striker in front.”