Chelsea Star confirms: “I was never interested in exit. I am happy here at Chelsea”

Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante lifted the World Cup again this week — thanks to their Chelsea team-mates.

The France duo were key parts of Didier Deschamps’ squad in Russia last month when they crowned world champions after beating Croatia in the Moscow final.

And when they returned to the club’s Cobham training ground on Monday, they found miniature World Cup trophies placed on top of their lockers by their fellow Blues players.

Giroud loved the gesture, but reckons it is time now to dedicate himself to the Chelsea cause.

The striker said: “Everyone said congratulations when we got back. They gave us a fake World Cup and put it above our lockers.

“We are very proud of it, me and N’Golo. It’s for life.”

But, smiled the 31-year-old, his success won’t change him: “I’m someone who doesn’t like to show off. I’m quite humble. N’Golo is even more humble than me.

“The most important thing is to open a new page with our club and to be ready to give everything for the club.”

Giroud played in all seven matches in Russia, leading the attack as France won their second World Cup, 20 years after Deschamps lifted the trophy as a player.

He bizarrely didn’t have a shot on target in 13 attempts, but his link-up play was crucial to France’s triumph.

The former Arsenal frontman, linked with a move to Marseille this summer, has insisted he never wanted to leave Chelsea, after joining on an 18 month deal in January and proving a crucial part as they won the FA Cup last season.

He said: “I was never interested. I am happy here at Chelsea.

“I just arrived a few months ago and am just starting to settle well. I still have one year to go with Chelsea plus maybe another one.

Chelsea have a new leader in Maurizio Sarri and Giroud is eager to play under him (Image: AAP via PA)

“I’m going to discuss that with the club at the right time. There is no rush. I just need to prepare well and be ready as soon as possible for the team.”

Giroud played part of the friendly against Lyon on Tuesday, but is unlikely figure in Chelsea’s opening Premier League clash at Huddersfield on Saturday.

He said: “I only came back on Monday. I didn’t expect to play on Tuesday, but I feel good. We need to work physically to be ready as soon as possible, but it’s nice to be back.”

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