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.”