Chelsea's two-goal hero at Southampton Olivier Giroud has described football as an 'everlasting new beginning' considering the difficulties he has been through in his career.
A spirited late recovery, inspired by the former Arsenal man Giroud, turned a 2-0 deficit into three points as Chelsea returned to winning ways in the Premier League’s early kickoff fixture on Saturday.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the encounter, Giroud said: "The beginning of the game was not what we wanted but in football
you always have a chance to step up, to bounce back, so we showed great character and team spirit.
"I used to say that football is an everlasting new beginning. You always need to question yourself, I’ve been through some difficulties in my career. I try to comeback
stronger and it happened today. I’m pleased for me and the team.
"It was tough for us, the second for
them was difficult. The most important thing is never give
in our quality, play our game and I am proud of what we have done today with our amazing support.
"I said when I came on to Eden Hazard we need to fight to the end keep believing. I didn’t tell him we would score, but our first goal put us in that position.
"As long as it is mathematically possible we will believe we can reach the top four. We take the games one by one. We have got five or six finals to play after that we will see."
Giroud's double makes sure Chelsea have now closed the gap on Champions League spots, cutting the ten points lead by Spurs and Liverpool to seven.