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Olivier Giroud Determined to Stay Patient After 4-Goal Haul Against Sevilla

Tom Gott
Olivier Giroud's future is up in the air
Olivier Giroud's future is up in the air / David Ramos/Getty Images
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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has insisted that he is not interested in discussing his future after putting four goals past Sevilla on Wednesday.

In what was just his second start of the season, Giroud stole the show with a perfect hat-trick - left foot, right foot, header - before adding a fourth goal from the penalty spot.

He's had to make do with limited opportunities this season, finding himself behind Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner in the pecking order, and with his contract up at the end of the season, rumours of a January exit have been growing for a while now.

"Let me enjoy the night and that great win," he told BT Sport when asked for his thoughts about his future after Wednesday's game. "After that we will rest and we will see what the gaffer's plan is.

"When you win 4-0 in a Champions League away game it's always a great feeling and a good performance from the team. We took the game from the front foot and we were efficient up front, especially for me because I scored four goals.

Giroud proved his worth to Chelsea yet again
Giroud proved his worth to Chelsea yet again / MB Media/Getty Images

"I didn't know until two years ago that you called it a perfect hat-trick, when I scored against Kiev in the Europa League I said, 'What do you mean?' It was good.

"I will try to carry on like that to finish the good job of the team and it's always nice to be in the club history and we play football to mark our history, so I'm pleased to help the team to win and to score the four goals."

Antonio Conte's Inter remain heavily linked with Giroud, but talk of staying in England or returning to France has also been rife, but the 34-year-old insisted he is simply focused on playing football.

Conte is keen on Giroud
Conte is keen on Giroud / Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

"It’s always nice to be a part of club history," he added (via the club's official website). "You play football to write great stories. I’m proud. I had great assists from my teammates and I just tried to finish the job. 

"When I’m on the pitch I’m the happiest man. I just try to be patient, keep the faith and bring something else to the team. It is always special to play in the Champions League and it was an important game to finish first in the group, so I’m pleased to help the team to win. Sometimes you feel anything can happen, and that was one of those times."


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