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The Blues forward had a record-breaking performance on Wednesday, sending Frank Lampard a message in the process.
Olivier Giroud said he wanted to simply “enjoy the night” rather than worry about his role at Chelsea after making a spectacular statement in Wednesday’s Champions League win over Sevilla.
The French star scored four goals in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Sevilla, becoming the oldest player to score a Champions League hat-trick in a record night.
Giroud’s manager, Frank Lampard, was the last Chelsea player to score four goals in a single game, having accomplished that feat in March 2010 against Aston Villa.
Giroud’s performance will have given Lampard some decisions to make, and the French star defended a more regular role under the former midfielder.
Giroud has often lagged behind players like Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner this season, having appeared in just five Premier League matches.
But fresh off his four-goal effort, Giroud says he’s not worried about his place in the squad, at least not yet.
“Let me enjoy the night and that great victory,” he said. BT sport, “and then we’ll rest and see what the gaffer’s plan is.”
He added: “When you win 4-0 in a Champions League away game it’s always a great feeling and a good performance from the team. We took the game from the front foot and were efficient from the start, especially for me because I scored. four goals.
“I didn’t know until two years ago that you called it a perfect hat-trick, when I scored against Kiev in the Europa League I said, ‘What do you mean?’ It was good, although I had good assists.
“I will try to continue like this to finish the good work of the team and it is always good to be in the history of the club and we play football to mark our history, so I am happy to help the team win and score.” the four goals “.
Chelsea will host Leeds this weekend, marking the first time fans will be welcomed to Stamford Bridge this season.
And Giroud says he’s excited to see fans return to the stadiums, which he thinks will be a boost for players on the field.
“It has been a long time, we miss our fans, football is not the same sport,” he said. “The passion is not the same without the fans, so obviously we are looking forward to Saturday and we look forward to a good welcome.”