Olivier Giroud believes that his competition with Spaniard Alvaro Morata for Chelsea’s center-forward position certainly will be key for the club in their pursuit for trophies.

The French international made his first start of the season against Cardiff city last weekend, after been introduced from the bench in the last games. The French international current lags behind the former Real Madrid striker in goal tally as he is yet to hit the target, unlike Alvaro Morata who found the back of the net once in the current season in the game against London rivals Arsenal.

Olivier Giroud

Giroud, despite not netting a goal in the current season, have also contributed to Chelsea overall player with three assists in his last two matches. However, the 2018 World cup winner anticipates a competiton with Morata, adding that it would be good for Chelsea’s trophy ambitions.

“It has always been a fair competition between us and we will both try to step up to help the team reach our target,” Giroud told the Evening Standard.

“I didn’t play at the beginning of the season because I came back late from the World Cup. I had to be patient, I had to reach a decent physical level.

“The coach said he wouldn’t make many changes until the end of August. He was clear about that. Alvaro did well at the start, he did all the pre-season. It was fair he started the season.

“I’m happy to have a team-mate like that, who pushes me to do better. It’s positive for both of us. I want to play as many games as I can and try to be as efficient as I can for the team.”