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Thomas Tuchel gives update on Olivier Giroud future at Chelsea

FOOTBALL By Mirror | February 20th 2021
February 4, 2021 Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel celebrates after the match [REUTERS]

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists it is "too soon" to make a decision on Olivier Giroud's future despite the striker having only a matter of months remaining on his deal.

Giroud, 34, opened the scoring in the Blues' 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday to take his tally for the season to 10 goals in 21 appearances.

November 21, 2020 Chelsea's Olivier Giroud reacts [REUTERS]

The French veteran played a bit-part role in the first half of the season under Frank Lampard and has continued to do so under his successor in the Stamford Bridge hot seat.

Tuchel highlighted Giroud's many qualities but maintains it is not the time to be thinking of contract renewals or releases.

"No decisions made, because it’s too soon to make these decisions, too soon in the season, and I don’t have enough time to make these decisions because I just started three weeks ago," said the Blues boss.

"We need more time to get to know the group better and better and everybody deserves more time to show their value for the group. What I can say is that, until now, I am super happy that he is here.

"He is one of the top strikers in the box, he’s physically strong, he has an incredible first touch when he takes balls directly. He is very, very strong on that. He is very strong on headers.

"He had an amazing game against Newcastle. He is very, very strong, very, very positive in training, very impressive, and right now he plays a key role in the squad, where a lot of young offensive players play.

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"He is a key figure, maybe not because he plays everywhere for 96 minutes, but the way he behaves and with his experience daily so far the last three weeks. He has a huge impact in a most positive way that we can wish, and this is what I can say.

"So I am very happy that he is here, and from there, we will arrive at decisions, but it is too soon."

 

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