Olivier Giroud Was in scintillating form at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, as he netted all four Goals to send the blues to the knock out stage of the competition, winning the group even with a game in hand.
Olivier Giroud scored a perfect hat-trick and add the fourth from the spot as the blues progress to the next stage of the competition to send a timely reminder to the gaffer, who prefer Tammy Abraham ahead of him that he still has it in him.
“Just let me enjoy the night” was the response given by the Frenchman when he was asked whether he’ll start against Leeds United on Saturday, the striker could ask to leave in January if his situation doesn’t improve with the striker eyeing a place on the plane for the Euro 2021, the next one month will determine whether we get to see the striker beyond January, The striker has given Frank Lampard The perfect response and selection headache most coaches would love to have.
“He’s the ultimate professional and he has done that through his career,” Lampard said about Olivier Giroud.
‘He wasn’t always a regular before I got here, but as soon as I came in I could feel the positivity off him as a player, how he wants to train, how he wants to affect people whether he starts or not.
‘And he’s started a lot for us now and been very impactful in terms of how he was in restart and performances like tonight.
‘So he’s a great sign for younger players and for other players when they are not always playing in the squad of 20-plus we have that happens of course.
‘So they keep training well, and when they come in they perform like they did tonight.
To score fours goals against a big side like Sevilla at there home ground on a European night is really a big deal. we will see if Frank rewards that performance with a run of games in the side. Giroud wants to play and he’s becoming more clearer come January that he’ll ask for a transfer if his situation doesn’t improve.
One thing is for sure, The Frenchman won’t be short of suitors if he decided to quit the club today, which is looking increasingly likely that it might happen in January. The onus is now on Frank to give him the game time he craves, he has sent a statement to the Coach with four goals to lay a claim for a regular starting spot. and it’s Left to the manager to start playing him again or his days at the bridge are numbered.