Olivier Giroud believes that new manager, Frank Lampard needs to quickly adjust to life as a Chelsea boss as the Londoners prepare for the new season.
Olivier Giroud isn’t one of those players who you would see speaking on the media on regular basis. However, when the Frenchman says something it does carry a lot of weight.
The World Cup winner has already played under two coaches as a Chelsea player and Frank Lampard will be the former Arsenal man’s third. And Giroud feels that Frank Lampard would be expected to adjust from the get go.
Chelsea are set to play Manchester United in their first Premier League game of the new season at Old Trafford. The game would see former legends of their respective clubs at the dugout barking instructions.
And although supporters do not expect Chelsea to be competing for top prizes next season but Giroud feels that the new coach has to hit the ground running.
“You always need more time in football obviously, but it’s all about being competitive straight away, especially at Chelsea which is a massive club and wants to play for the title every single year,” said the France striker while speaking to The Standard.
“He loves the badge and the club, so I think he’s the right person; He’s coming with big energy, he’s tough, he knows where he wants to go and tries to give this energy and targets to his players.”
And with a transfer ban in effect, Giroud expects the club’s younger players to grab the opportunity and make those chances count.
“So many young players had to go on loan to get game-time and this transfer ban can give them an opportunity to play more and show their qualities,” Giroud told the BBC. “Trust me, we’ve got plenty of young talented players at Chelsea and hopefully they will show it to the fans this year.”