Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has stated that it’s too quickly for the membership to determine Olivier Giroud’s long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
Giroud’s present contract with Chelsea will expire in the summertime and it stays to be seen whether or not the France World Cup winner shall be supplied a brand new contract.
The previous Arsenal star has made a handful of appearances for Chelsea since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard final January.
The 34-year-old, nonetheless, didn’t function as Chelsea drew 1-1 with Southampton on Saturday.
Talking forward of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 first-leg conflict with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, Tuchel stated as quoted by Sport Evaluate: “No resolution has been made [on Giroud’s future] as a result of it’s too quickly to make these selections, too quickly within the season.
“I don’t have sufficient time to make these selections as a result of I simply began three weeks in the past, and we’d like extra time to get to know the group higher and higher.
“All people deserves extra time to indicate their worth to the group.
“What I can say till now’s that I’m tremendous joyful that he’s right here. He is among the prime strikers within the field.
“He’s bodily sturdy, he has an unbelievable first contact when he takes balls instantly on the volley. He’s very, very sturdy at that.
“He’s very sturdy at headers. He had a tremendous recreation towards Newcastle. He’s very sturdy, very, very constructive in coaching. That is very spectacular.
“And proper now, he performs a key position on this squad, the place a whole lot of younger offensive gamers play.
“He’s a key determine. Possibly not as a result of he performs 96 minutes each three days, however the best way he behaves and along with his expertise each day.
“He has a big impact in essentially the most constructive means we are able to want and that is what I’m saying.
“I’m very joyful he’s right here, and from there, on we go. When the choice arrives, we’ll make it. However, as I stated, it’s too quickly.”