Giroud reacts to first Chelsea goal - FCNaija

FA Cup By: Ayodeji Tunde | 17/02/2018

FC Naija

Olivier Giroud has admitted that he is quite 'relieved' after opening his goalscoring account for Chelsea in style in Friday night's 4-0 bashing of Hull City in the FA Cup Round of 16 clash.

The Frenchman made a switch from North London to Chelsea for £18million in January and failed to score in his first couple of appearances against Watford and West Brom in the Premier League.

But he ended that wait at Stamford Bridge, stabbing home from close range after good play by fellow new arrival Emerson Palmieri, completing the scoring just before half-time in an easy win that books the Blues' place in the quarter-finals.

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"To be honest, I was waiting for it [the first goal for Chelsea]," Giroud told BT Sport.

 "I had a couple of chances in previous games, so yeah, it was very important to get the first goal and now I am a little relieved, to be honest.

"I'm happy to set up Willian's as well. I take a lot of pleasure on the pitch and I think we can see the team has a lot of cohesion.

 "It was important to bounce back from the defeat [against Watford] before the West Brom game, which was a disappointing result.

 "Seven goals, two clean sheets since – it's what we needed."

Although Giroud impressed with his three-goal involvements, Willian was arguably the star of the show, scoring twice and catching the eye throughout in a very lively display.