Olivier Giroud left Chelsea after three and a half years that brought him the FA Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League. He has now spoken about how difficult it was to make the decision to leave the club that gave him such glory this summer.
“I had an amazing time, like at Arsenal. But even more, because I won big titles,” Olivier Giroud told talkSPORT as he was looking back at his departure from Chelsea.
“It was emotionally difficult to leave, as it was when I left Montpellier and Arsenal. But even tougher.
“I did not play much the last three months, so that was like evidence for me to leave the club and to go for another challenge.
“I felt frustrated not to play much over the last three months because I contributed well to the Champions League success by finishing top scorer of the team. But what can I say?”
“We have been so successful at the end and I am so pleased with that FA Cup, Europa League, and Champions League, I scored a few important goals so it was tough for me to leave Chelsea and the Premier League, but at the end of the day I think it was the best solution for me.”
The Frenchman had started brightly at AC Milan, grabbing a brace in his second game for the new club. Since then, however, his appearances were limited due to injuries. All in all, he’s played in five matches for the Serie A side.