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Giroud admits he was not on his best form in the semi-final match win versus Frankfurt but he hopes Maurizio Sarri will believe in him and start him for the final match.
The France international is determined to feature in the starting line up for Europa league final against his former club Arsenal as he propels that he craves winning a silver ware.
Chelsea and Arsenal both finished the league with at least 26 points behind the league champions Manchester city, Arsenal would look to secure a spot in the champions league by winning the silver ware in Baku.
Giroud has not had a convincing premier league season with Chelsea although he has been impressive in the Europa league, he is yet to convince Sarri that he is a regular start.
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The 32-year-old has scored 10 goals in the Europa league and he’d hope the goal tally would make the manager consider putting him in the starting line up in the final to be played in Azerbaijan.
“Yes, that could be nice,” Giroud said of winning the Europa League golden boot by scoring against Arsenal. “I’m not thinking about that [losing my place]. I play in all the competitions, but we will see.
“It was not my best game in the semi-final, but I will always try to give everything for the team. I will be committed on the day of the final. I will work hard the same as usual in training every day to show the coach I’m still ready.
“I’m 32 now, almost 33 but I’m still hungry to win trophies. That’s what makes history and I really want to win my second piece of silverware with Chelsea because I think we have a very good squad and deserve to win something.
“We are Chelsea. We are used to winning trophies almost every single year. We need to finish the job. It’s a big trophy.”
Giroud exends contract at Chelsea,as reported by savechelse.net.
Chelsea have triggered Olivier Giroud one year contract extension option, with the looming two years transfer ban and the club’s lack of interest to sign Higuain permanently, Giroud is set to be first choice Striker with Tammy Abraham as his back up.