Olivier Giroud Wants To Win The Premier League With Chelsea

France international Olivier Giroud has spoken about his ambition of winning the Premier League with Chelsea after failing to do during his five-and-a-half year stay with Arsenal. The 31-year-old came as a relatively unknown to England back in the summer of 2012, but he has since built up a reputation of being a handy goalscorer, having broken the 100-goal mark for the Gunners earlier this term.

Speaking to SFR Sport, Giroud admitted that he is disappointed to have not won the league with Arsene Wenger’s side, but he is still hopeful of relieving his dream with Chelsea next season, he said: “I don’t know if we can really call it a regret but I have a little feeling of unfinished business because I would really have liked to have won the Premier League with Arsenal.


Les Blues are currently one of the most in form team in Europe with just few months to the European championships billed for June this year. Les blues are currently top favorites to win the trophy on home soil.

Christian Karembeu, France legend and World Cup winner, is also among those that believe the current French national team can end the 16-year wait for a major trophy by backing the composition of the national team under the guidance of veteran boss Didier Deschamps.

Karembeu said: “Didier Deschamps is building a new team with new ideas and we did well in the last world cup (2014) so I think we can see a strong national team in Euros.”

He then added: “we know we have potential and talent but, at home we also have our fans and they will push the team to perform and maybe even win it.”

Talking about talent and potential the French national team has a fine blend of both youth and experience with the likes of Antoine Griezman, Kinsley Coeman, Raphael Varane and Dimitri Payet in top form for their various clubs ahead of the championships. Veteran players like Patrice Evra and captain Hugo Illoris can provide the needed on field guidance and direction that is needed in huge competitions like the Euro. more

Bruno Genesio reckons if his team manages a draw playing away at St. Etienne in the upcoming derby

Bruno Genesio reckons if his team manages a draw playing away at St. Etienne in the upcoming derby, it will not be a poor performance.

According to Genesio, St. Etienne is a very difficult team to contend with when they are playing in their home conditions and thus, a draw will be a decent outcome from Lyon’s perspective.

However, Genesio emphasized that a loss would be disastrous as it would destroy the momentum that Lyon has achieved of late.

Since Genesio has come to the hot seat, Lyon has put on some quality shows against tough oppositions,

They had managed to give even Paris Saint-Germain a run for their money the other day.

The manager wants the continuity of this positive run and rightly so, as this is now the time for Lyon to rise up in the standings.

Speaking prior to the game, Genesio said, “We don’t want to get beaten. We are required to maintain our positive run.”

“We are starting to get our act together and we will have to go in the upward direction in the standings.”

“However, I believe a draw won’t be too disappointing from our point of view considering we are up against an opponent which is highly strong playing on its home ground.” more


France national team manager Laurent Blanc has said that he will not rule out a possible move to Chelsea in the summer after the completion of the Euro 2012. Laurent Blanc is out of contract following the end of the European Championships. Chelsea recently sacked their manager Andre Villas-Boas after a string of poor results. Chelsea appointed assistant manager Roberto di Matteo incharge of the team till the end of the season. Many expected Roberto di Matteo to struggle at Stamford Bridge, but he has been simply inspirational. He has guided the team to the finals of the FA cup and the Champions League.

However, Chelsea are still being linked with a move to Laurent Blanc following the completion of the Euro 2012. To further add to the speculation, the former Bordeaux manager also refused to rule out a possible move in the summer. Blanc has always said that managing a club team is the ambition for him. He has been largely responsible for the turnaround in the French national team, which struggled a lot at the Euro 2008 and 2010 FIFA World Cup. France qualified for the Euro 2012 in impressive fashion, while Blanc also turned the fortunes of Bordeaux as a club.

“It’s always gratifying when big clubs are interested in you. I can sign elsewhere, before or during the Euros. I often hear it said that it’s the boss who decides whether or not to extend the contract of a player or a coach who’s at the end of their contract, but people forget that the employee can also decide for themselves. My intention is to carry on with the France team, I haven’t changed my mind, but the fact remains I haven’t extended my contract,” Laurent Blanc said when asked about rumours linking him with Chelsea.