Olivier Giroud is not happy with his role at Chelsea and has threatened to leave this summer.
Giroud has scored just two Premier League goals this term but has starred in the Europa League, scoring nine goals and adding four assists in 10 games this season.
Having just earned seven Premier League starts this season, Giroud wants to be more involved and hasn’t heard from director Marina Granovskaia whether or not his one-year extension will be triggered next season.
“I have no clue about that now. I have to meet Marina. I’m happy to be here – I may be 32 and have won the World Cup but I don’t want to retire – but I’m not satisfied with second choice. I’m not happy to play the second role.
“When you are a competitor, when you’ve been through difficulties all through your career, you need to keep that frustration inside you and transform it into positive energy on the pitch.
“I’m not happy to play the second role. That’s why I said, next year, I will need to have a more important role to play in the team.”
Chelsea and Giroud will look to advance to the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday. They currently lead Slavia Praha 1-0 after the first leg.