Olivier Giroud explains his Chelsea move - FCNaija

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 01/02/2018

Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has explained his move to the Stamford Bridge to Join Chelsea after completing his move from the Emirate Stadium on Wednesday.

Giroud admits he was motivated by the chance to work with the Italian manager Antonio Conte.

He said: "The most important thing was talking with the coach, Antonio Conte. I felt like he really wanted me and he really wanted to work with me.

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"I wanted to sign for Chelsea and nowhere else. I really wanted to play more. I wanted to stay in the Premier League, and Chelsea for me is perfect because I can even stay in London.

"But the first reason is the sporting challenge. That has always been my first priority. Everything is here for me to be happy."

He also said of Conte: "I don't know him very well but I like the positive energy he brings from the side of the pitch, always supporting his players, talking to them. I think communication is massive in football and in all sports in general.

"For me, the relationship you have with the coach is very important. His tactical philosophy is very good because he is Italian.

Chelsea is a strong team defensively and they are quite efficient up front with great players, so I think I will enjoy it."

Giroud was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat against AFC Bournemouth at the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.