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Cascarino names Giroud one of the best foreign players

Thu 26 November 2020 | 11:55

Giroud could possibly leave Chelsea soon but Cascarino believes he is one of the best Premier League's imports.

Olivier Giroud

is reportedly interested in leaving

Chelsea

to have more playing time somewhere else. The 34 years old striker is getting closer to the end of his career having won many titles as a footballer including the World Cup.

However, since his arrival to the Premier League in Wenger’s era, he became a bench player. Coaches liked to bring him on a substitute after the final minutes of the game. He had the same fate in Chelsea as well as he only had a short period of playing as a starter.

In France but things were different for Giroud as he is considered the first option for the national team and has scored many crucial goals. Cascarino names Giroud one of the best foreign players in the Premier League ever.

He told TalkSPORT: “He’s been a fantastic servant for all the clubs [he’s been at]. He’s been one of the best foreign imports that has come to these shores.

“I like Olivier Giroud and I think

Frank Lampard

said it, he trusts him.

“I said it before the game [against Rennes], it’s more the relationship with [France boss] Didier Deschamps and Giroud because if Deschamps says to him, ‘you’ve got to be playing, I need you to be playing more minutes, you’re going to have to move’. I think that’s the biggest problem.

“Lampard is totally happy with him. I’d love him to stay at the football club. He’s the second-highest goalscorer for France. He’s been an absolutely great asset for club and country. So Frank has told him what he feels and how he needs him.

“He scored a couple of goals against Sweden recently. He’s very close to Thierry Henry on the [France] goalscoring record, so there are some big challenges for Olivier.”

 


source: SportMob