Olivier Giroud reveals his discussion with Thomas Tuchel before leaving Chelsea, explains why he joined AC Milan

Olivier Giroud explains why he joined Milan from Chelsea and reveals the Rossoneri’s targets this season.

The French striker moved to San Siro in a €1m deal from Chelsea over the summer, signing a two-year contract with the Serie A giants.

The 34-year-old has scored two goals in four appearances across all competitions so far this season.

“It was an obvious choice to join Milan. I supported this club when I was younger, the teams with Papin, Van Basten and Baresi. I am proud to have joined this club and I hope to have fun here,” the former Chelsea star told Telefoot.

“The welcome I received was wonderful. I was welcomed as in a family. I made a great debut, there I feel very good and I’m hungry to win with Milan,” he added.

The Frenchman was drafted in as a bac-up for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but he is now getting regular playing time as the Swedish striker is recovering from an injury.

“Zlatan is a legend and there will be a real competition between us,” Giroud claimed.

“I can score at least 15 goals, that’s what I hope. If I play every game, that’s what I expect.”

But which are Milan’s targets this season? Can they win the Serie A title after returning to the Champions League?

“I hope so, we have the quality and young players. It’s a clear target we have,” the former Arsenal and Chelsea star admitted.

“I liked the Premier League, but at some point, I had to make a decision. 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 lived. Some were good, some others not as much, but we won three important titles.”