Scoring My First Goal For The Blues Is A Great Relief – Olivier Giroud
Former Arsenal striker and current Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, has disclosed how greatly relieved he was when he registered his first goal for Chelsea in their 4-0 hammering of Hull City at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup.
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The French international found the back of the net for the Blues after being teed up by Emerson Palmieri in the first half of the game.
A goal from Giroud and a brace from Willian, as well as a strike from Pedro, thrashed the ‘toothless’ Tigers at Stamford Bridge on Friday, February 16.
The left-back Emerson Palmieri was recently signed by the Premier League champions in the last January transfer window.
The Chelsea striker Giroud had failed to kick the ball pass the scoring line in his three previous appearances for the Blues prior to the match though he has three assists to his name.
Grioud while speaking to BT Sport about his debut goal said: “To be honest, I was waiting for it,” “I had a couple of chances in the previous game. It was very important for me to score this first goal and it relieves me a little bit.”
The French superstar also spoke about how he’s fitting into Antonio Conte’s team, pointing to his assists as evidence that he’s settled in well despite his new club’s poor recent form.
“I assisted Eden (Hazard) last time and today I set up Willian’s one and I’m very happy and I take a lot of pleasure on the pitch.
“You can see the team has good team cohesion and it was very important to bounce back from the two games before, the West Brom game. We’ve been through a disappointing result. It’s very nice. Two clean sheets. Seven goals. Very good for the confidence. It’s what we needed.
Giroud added: “We need momentum. Everything is going in the right way. We’re very pleased with these two last games so let’s carry on.”
Nigeria News had earlier reported that Giroud reveals the coach that encourages him to leave the Emirate stadium.