Olivier Giroud reveals his stay at Chelsea was inspired by God
The Frenchman signed a new one year contract with the Blues until the summer of 2021
The former Arsenal star further stated that his body feels some kind of pains due to the kind of training due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has revealed that God told him to remain at Stamford Bridge and that was why he signed a new one-year extension.
The French World Cup-winning striker was initially meant to run out of contract with the Blues this month, but the club convinced him to stay till next summer.
He said was close to leaving the London club earlier this year after failing to get enough playing time which could afford him named in the France squad for Euro 2020 tourney.
Meanwhile, the outburst of COVID-19 pandemic forced the organisers to shift the competition until the summer of 2021.
Giroud said: “‘I very nearly left the club but I really think that God wanted me to stay at Chelsea.
“I was supposed to leave in the January transfer window because I wasn’t playing much and I needed more game time to make the France squad for Euro 2020.
“The manager told me that he couldn’t let me leave because he didn’t have anyone to replace me.
“Everyone knows what happened so I won’t go back over it but the coach spoke to me privately and told me that he’d give more games.
“He kept his word and what then mattered to me was proving to him that he could count on me when I was called upon.
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“I simply seized my opportunity and I repaid the faith that the manager had shown in me.