Giroud opens up on conversation he had with Tuchel over Chelsea exit

OlivierGiroud has opened up about his final months at Chelsea after the striker joined AC Milan over the summer.

Giroud has hit the ground running in Italy, and he has bagged two goals, both against Cagliari, in three appearances.

The 34-year-old had spent the last nine years of his career in England, over spells with Arsenal and Chelsea.

However, Giroud had struggled for game time since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel at the Blues in January.

And the Frenchman has now revealed that the decision to leave Chelsea was the 'obvious choice' after a difficult period at Stamford Bridge.

"I liked the Premier League, but at some point, I had to make a decision," Giroud told Telefoot.

"I told Tuchel that the last three months had been too difficult.

"It was an obvious choice to leave Chelsea, I moved on with great emotion for all the moments we experienced. Some were good, some others not so much, but we won three important titles."

He continued: "Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] is a legend and there will be a real competition between us.

"I can score at least 15 goals, that’s what I hope. If I play every game, that’s what I expect, I hope [we can win the Scudetto], we have the quality and young players. It’s a clear target we have."

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Milan currently sit in second, two points adrift of Napoli, who are yet to drop a single point this campaign.

The Rossoneri last won the Serie A in 2011.

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