Olivier Giroud has admitted he knows he must fight for his position at Chelsea following the arrival of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

The Frenchman finished the 2019/20 campaign in top form but with Timo Werner expected to start, Giroud and Tammy Abraham must fight to regain the starting shirt from the German.

Talking about the impact after signing Werner, Giroud said, “I still want to fight for my place. I am not naive.

“The club recruited Timo Wener to play, but we don’t have the same profile. If it had been a striker with the same profile, I would have been more worried.”

Giroud who is currently on international duty with the French National Team is likely to be on the bench when Chelsea open their 20/21 Premier League season against Brighton next weekend.

 

Written by Gaurav Sapkota.

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