Chelsea forward Giroud isn’t concerned following the Blues signing of Argentina international forward Gonzalo Higuain, with the Frenchman claiming the added competition can only help him to improve.
With Spanish forward Álvaro Morata misfiring this campaign, current Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was desperate to secure services of a new frontman this month, eventually landing on formerly on-loan AC Milan finisher.
Giroud meanwhile has started only six games in the English top-tier this term, and with Alvaro Morata likely to depart from the club on season-long loan before the window shuts down, the ex-Arsenal man will compete with Gonzalo Higuain for a starting berth.
The 31-year old South American international forward is believed to start against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup clash on ahead of potentially earning himself a spot in the Premier League tie against Bournemouth on Wednesday.
However, instead of being worried by added competition, France international is relishing the chance to compete against Chelsea second January signing after Christian Pulisic. Talking to ESPN, as quoted by Metro, Frenchman said:
“I think it’s good for the club to have different top strikers.
“It’s a benefit for the team and competition is always good for strikers, so we will try to step up together to help the team reach our target.”