Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he understands Olivier Giroud’s frustration about his lack of game time and will look to sit down with the player in January if he remains on the periphery of the first team.
During the recent international break, the Frenchman expressed his disappointment that he hadn’t been picked more regularly, and Lampard is sympathetic with what the 33-year-old had to say.
The Blues boss has stated that he wants Giroud in the squad, and he has promised the forward more games, but he will revisit the situation when the transfer window reopens:
“I think, as I said to Oli, he will get his games and be a big influence for us. At the moment, because of how Tammy is playing, there hasn’t been the minutes, so I would happily sit down with Oli in January. But that is a long way away. I want him here.”
Tammy Abraham‘s form makes it difficult to see where Giroud will get matches in the coming months, other than in the Carabao Cup.
The forward is understandably concerned that his lack of minutes will damage his chances of being named in France’s squad for Euro 2020. Things may come to a head in January if there is no change in the player’s situation.