Olivier Giroud has explained his decision to leave Chelsea.
Olivia Giroud who has recently completed a €2 million switch from Chelsea to San Siro on July 17, committing his future to the Italian giants through to 2023 claimed God wanted him to play for Milan.
The France international is now eager to help Milan fight for success on both domestic and European fronts, having decided the time was right to embark on a new challenge in a different league after four years at Stamford Bridge.
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Talking about his succesful transfer,
“I won many trophies at every club I’ve been at and would like to do the same here,” he said.
“I do have an objective in my mind, but I don’t want to reveal it, otherwise there’d be too much pressure. Let’s just say my final objective is to win with Milan.
“The time had come to leave Chelsea and discover a new league. God wanted me to play for Milan. This is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I really believe in the project here.” he added
Research by Ghnewslive indicates that, Giroud has inherited the coveted No 9 shirt at Milan, which has proved to be something of a poisoned chalice for a number of highly-rated strikers since Fillipo Inzaghi’s retirement in 2012.
He reacted to the shirt number given to him
“I am not superstitious, a shirt number cannot change the way I play. Strikers like Inzaghi, Marco van Basten and Jean-Pierre Papin wore this shirt for Milan, but I don’t feel the pressure,” said Giroud.
The 34-year-old went on to insist that he can still deliver the goods in the final third despite his age.
“My age means nothing,” he added. “Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a few years older than me, but it’s all about your mentality. With the right motivation, you can still push hard.”