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Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud: 'We needed to be patient' but 'should have scored more.'

Giroud’s header handed Chelsea a vital win against basement club Norwich.

Giroud scored his first header in the league since 24 November 2018.
Giroud scored his first header in the league since 24 November 2018.

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud says they should have scored more goals after their narrow win against Norwich City.

Frank Lampard's Blues could only beat relegated Norwich 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, thanks to a Giroud header.

French striker guided a header past goalkeeper Tim Krul at the stroke of half-time after USA international Christian Pulisic created space and then pulled out a very good cross on the right.

The West London club weren't at their best but got the job done and the victory strengthens their position in third place, four points above Leicester and Manchester United.

However, after the win against the Canaries, Giroud told Sky Sports: "We needed to be patient and move the ball quick against a team who play a deep block. We created a lot of chances but it was important to score before half-time. We should have scored more goals as we had a lot of possession. The team was a bit under pressure also because we know we needed the win definitely so we are happy.

“I missed some things some times that I wouldn’t miss usually but maybe I lost a bit of confidence. My desire to score was bigger though so I tried to stay focused. It was a great cross from Christian [Pulisic] so I scored the header. I will always believe and work hard. I am very pleased with the goal and it helped the team win the game.

“We really wanted to bounce back and we played a good team against Sheffield United. We have done mistakes obviously so we tried to not do it again. This determination to do well tonight was very high. The most important thing was the three points so we feel relief now.”

On his goal celebration, where he appeared to be writing something: "Oh I play scrabble with N’Golo Kante! That’s it."

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