Olivier Giroud: Antonio Conte has the support of Chelsea players

Olivier Giroud: Antonio Conte has the support of Chelsea players

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Recently arrived Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud says he and his teammates are not yet hitting the panic button despite falling to a fourth defeat in five Premier League matches.

Chelsea’s poor recent run continued on the weekend as they fell 1-0 to league leaders Manchester City, which followed the loss to United just a week earlier.

Despite another loss, Giroud insists the players are well and truly behind manager Antonio Conte, who has been linked with a move away at the end of the season.

“Of course, of course. I don’t even question myself about that, so it is not a crisis,” he told reporters.

“We played United away and City away. Obviously, we could have done better but these are not small games.

“We are not happy with that. It is not the day and the moment to question whether we are behind the boss or not. Obviously, we are behind him and sticking together.

“It is not a good weekend for us because our opponents won but we still have nine games to go. We will believe until the end. Keep the faith and some top teams will play against each other.

 “We need to keep the focus on this and win the next game. Go step by step. We need momentum to reach this fourth place.”

 

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