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Giroud admits he had one foot out of Chelsea

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Oliver Giroud has revealed that he had his mind set on leaving Chelsea and even almost did in the January transfer window.

Chelsea striker Oliver Giroud has assured that he is willing to give his ‘100 percent’ and help the club achieve its goals in what is left of the season.

Frank Lampard‘s arrival and Tammy Abraham’s rise to prominence saw Giroud fall deep down in the pecking order.

The 33-year old, hence, was pushing for a move away from the Stamford Bridge in January. Despite being linked to numerous clubs, most notably Inter Milan, Giroud was forced to stay put.

And since he did, the Frenchman is looking to fight and earn a place in the France squad for the upcoming European Championship.

“I was about to leave,” he told the reporters, as per Football Italia.

“From mid-December until the end of January, I found myself between two camps. But from February 1, I returned 100 percent to Chelsea. And now, I will give my all for the remainder of the season. It’s nice to hit the ground running and have this feeling again.

“My personal goal now, is to play as much as possible. Because I want to take part in the next European Championship with France.”