Cape Town - Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has admitted his future at
the London club is uncertain following the loan signing of Gonzalo Higuain from
In an interview held with Canal Plus last week and published
over the weekend, Giroud was asked for his thoughts on the impending arrival of
The Frenchman admitted to feeling "a little part of
regret and frustration" in regard to his stint with Chelsea and
highlighted the challenge of playing alongside Eden Hazard in attack.
"I will never make people unanimously satisfied with
me," Giroud said. "There is a little part of regret and frustration.
"The public expects a goalscorer to score goals. I'm
the fourth best goalscorer of French football and nobody can take that away
"The coach makes [Eden] Hazard play nine which is
detrimental to strikers. But he is the best player I've ever played with.
"If the club decides to get another striker, like
Higuain, it will certainly darken my future at Chelsea."
While the 32-year-old would like to stay in the Premier
League, he has admitted he would be interested in joining either Lyon or
Marseille if he was to return to France.
He added: "I have never said no to a return to France.
Lyon and Marseille are two great clubs. My priority is to stay in the Premier
Giroud joined Chelsea on an 18-month deal from Arsenal in January
2018 and has gone on to make 45 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10
goals in the process.