Lampard hoping Giroud feels valued at Chelsea
Frank Lampard hopes Rennes match-winner Olivier Giroud knows upright how highly valued he's at Chelsea.
The France striker's final-gasp header spared Chelsea's blushes on Tuesday, handing the Blues a 2-1 Champions League victory at Rennes.
The World Cup-winner climbed off the bench to full a dramatic rescue act however, to seal Chelsea's get passage to the Champions League's final-16 with two Team E matches to spare.
Giroud has already been linked to a January exit because the 34-300 and sixty five days-extinct targets to settle on his station as France's top marksman sooner than next summer season's European Championship.
But Lampard stays hopeful Giroud appreciates upright how powerful the Blues boss relies on him at Stamford Bridge.
"I maintain with Oli, or now not it's exhausting to claim I could perhaps also now not occupy to prove issues to him, because all I occupy to form myself surely is explore sport by sport and try and devise to receive the most efficient for us," acknowledged Lampard.
"At the 2nd Tammy's in huge receive as correctly, so I occupy to plan terminate on face trace to receive the most efficient for us.
"I hope and I maintain Oli knows how powerful I'm overjoyed with him and how powerful I count on him in moments.
"Every participant needs to play every sport, or now not it's an impossible segment of my job to settle on all of them overjoyed, but hopefully he knows and he feels command.
"He received minutes approaching at the moment time, and there will be video games when he starts for us as correctly. Confidently we elect transferring forward that formula."
Requested if Giroud's goal underlines upright why Chelsea need him to terminate at Stamford Bridge, Lampard acknowledged: "Certain, it does, and I've felt it first-hand, final 300 and sixty five days it used to be him or Tammy combating for the amount nine plight.
"Tammy had a huge first half of the season, and then Oli in restart used to be amazing.
"And the issues within the help of the scenes, all americans receive of feels from the out of doors what a huge expert he's and how highly-regarded he's by his team-mates and myself.
"So for him to receive a goal, you saw the response of his team-mates, he's so expert in how he trains and appears to be like to be after himself that age is now not even a element for him.
"He is getting better with age if the relaxation by formula of how he appears to be like to be after himself.
"So he offers loads for us and I settle on asserting it however the tall time table organising and the formula we play capability I would possibly count on gamers.
"So luckily for me he's a participant that consistently keeps the upright attitude if he's now not playing commonly, and I do know when I name upon him that he is on the market in as he did at the moment time."