Chelsea forward firmly focused on getting into France’s Euro 2020 squad

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Olivier Giroud says he must transfer on from the disappointment of not sealing a Chelsea exit in the winter and is now firmly focused on getting into France’s Euro 2020 line-up.

The World Cup winner, who had been told by manager Chelsea boss that he could leave the Blues last month once the right offer was in place, finally ended up staying at Stamford Bridge when no replacement arrived.

Chelsea had looked to sign Napoli frontman Dries Mertens and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele but could not agree on a deal for either player.

Olivier Giroud made a first appearance since November versus Manchester United on Monday night and looked to have netted his primary Premier League goal of the season after heading home from Mason Mount’s cross, only for a VAR review to rule his foot fractionally offside.

The 33-year-old forward was close to joining Antonio Conte at Inter Milan and was also of interest to Tottenham Hotspur, but now says he is committed to performing for Chelsea.

“I am a Chelsea player,” Giroud told Talksport.

“Now I need to move on, move forward. I want to give everything for the team, and obviously, my personal target is to play as much as I can to play the Euros for my country. It is massive for me.

“Things like that [January], now I am 100 per cent focused on Chelsea’s target, and I want to keep fighting, come back on the scoresheet, and the teamsheets and every single game is a big opportunity for me to show my desire to come back in the game.”