Olivier Giroud has warned Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, he doesn’t want to play second fiddle to the English talent Tammy Abraham this season.
The French star was on target for his country in their 4-1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying win against Albania on Saturday night.
The 32-year-old star has started just one of four league games this season with Frank preferring his understudy.
The 21-yea-orld Tammy endured a difficult start to the campaign but has scored four in his last two games to cement his role as the club’s current first-choice striker.
But it threatens to cause some unrest in the team because Giroud doesn’t want to be warming the substitute bench.
Speaking on international duty, the player quashed any retirement talk and told a French outlet Le Figaro: “Obviously not, I have goals in my head.”
“I’m here to help the new generation, but the retirement time has not come. I’m still hungry and have a lot of ambition.”
“I don’t just want to be Chelsea’s No 2 striker, for sure.Just because I’m here as an older brother for young people, it doesn’t mean I’m out on the sidelines.”
Frank may be tempted to hand Olivier another opportunity with a gruelling run of fixtures after the international break.
A visit to Wolves is followed by UEFA Champions League contest with Valencia before a league fixture with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Meantime, Chelsea are considering a £35 million swoop for Nice right-back Youcef Atal if the transfer ban gets lifted in January, the Daily Mail reports.