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Deschamps hopes Giroud finds a different situation.

Giroud knows what Didier Deschamps thinks of him.

Didier Deschamps and Giroud. [Getty]
Didier Deschamps and Giroud. [Getty]

Giroud, who has scored 42 goals in 102 games for France, hasn’t been able to play enough games for Chelsea this season.

France head coach Didier Deschamps has urged striker Olivier Giroud to "find another situation" as he continues to struggle for game time at Chelsea.

The former Arsenal frontman is France’s second-highest goalscorer of all-time behind the legendary Thierry Henry, but he has found it hard to convince Blues manager Frank Lampard for a starting at Stamford Bridge, with the likes of Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham ahead of him in the pecking order.

However, ex-Monaco and Juventus star Deschamps says the 34-year-old must find a way to get more playing time if he wants to continue leading the line for the Les Bleus.

"Olivier Giroud knows it - the situation he's in today cannot drag on forever. Before March he will have to find another situation than this one," Deschamps told French radio station RTL.

"I never give advice, I give an opinion. At the end of the day, it's the player's decision. He has had situations that have sometimes been complicated to deal with."

The former Chelsea star continued: "Today, it is not good for him. Will it stay the same or will it improve? It's up to him. He knows what I think, even if I don't forget everything he has done and everything he would still be able to do."

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