Olivier Giroud’s agent has hit out at Chelsea and Frank Lampard for the way they have been treating the France international this season. Giroud has fallen down the pecking order at the Blues due to the arrival of Timo Werner and the former Arsenal forward has become the club’s third pick striker behind Werner and Tammy Abraham. His agent Michael Manuello feels this is unfair seeing that Giroud played a huge part in Chelsea’s top four finish last season.
“Effectively, since the start of September, things have changed but what has not changed is his capacity to play matches for France, contrary to what was said by certain others,” Manuello told FootMercato. “There have been €150m worth of players bought. But at the same time you’d be blind not to see that Frank Lampard has decided to put Tammy Abraham ahead of him.”
“It is not frankly fair when you look at what Olivier did at the end of the season. But he (Lampard) has the right, it is his choice. So effectively if things continue like this, in December we will find ourselves where we were in December 2019. Things have happened in the last five months. We cannot just look at the last two months and be forgetful about the three years that came before it. But we have to be honest and, if this continues, we will have to, first and foremost for him, experience other emotions.”