Olivier Giroud admits he’s frustrated by his lack of goals at Chelsea.
The France international has scored just once since making his January move from Arsenal, whilst also adding three assists in his eight appearances so far.
Giroud says he pays close attention to such statistics and wishes he had done better.
‘I am happy with my adaptation, the welcome I received, the relationship on the ground with my team-mates,’ he told L’Equipe.
‘I should have scored more goals. In terms of statistics, I am very attached to this, I remain stuck at one goal and three assists in five games [Premier League appearances]. It is sure that it is not enough. But in any case, overall, it’s very encouraging. In time I will do it.’
Giroud admits that moving midway through the season hasn’t helped his quest for goals with Chelsea.
‘You have to be demanding with yourself. I signed to Chelsea to have a new challenge.
‘When you sign like that in January, it’s never easy because you have to acclimatize to your team. But I really wanted to be ready right away, even though I was coming back from almost six weeks of injury.
‘The coach [Antonio Conte] started me in the second game [a 3-0 win over West Brom] and it made me comfortable. It went very well. Then, it is true that I could have done better in some matches. But overall, I repeat, it is very encouraging.’
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