Spurs-linked forward admits his lack of game time this season has been worrying

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Olivier Giroud, who was previously rumoured to be a target for Tottenham Hotspur has admitted at being left worried by his lack of opportunities at Chelsea and has hinted at the possibility of a move away from Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.

Giroud was heavily linked with a move across London to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in January of this year (Daily Mail) but he ended up staying put at Chelsea.

The experienced striker has since revealed that he was open to a move to Spurs but Chelsea blocked any potential transfer.

While Giroud did get some games under his belt for Frank Lampard’s side in the second half of last season, he has once again struggled for minutes during the current campaign after the Blues invested heavily during the previous transfer window.

The Guardian reported last week that striker wants to leave Chelsea in January ahead of the Euros next summer and would prefer to join a Premier League club.

When asked about the speculation about his future, the 34-year-old told Telefoot (as relayed by Goal.com): “It’s worrying. I thought I still had a role to play at Chelsea but my playing time is getting reduced a lot. It’s going to have to change or a decision must be made.

“I am clear-headed about my situation: I will have to make a decision in January. I hope to make the right one, as I have always done.

“Even if some people talk about my age, I still feel very good physically. I have a lot of desire and freshness, and what makes a career last is also the head,” the Frenchman added.

“We would like things to be a little easier, but we grow through adversity. And as my buddy [Laurent] Koscielny often says: I am the best when my back is against the wall.”

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