Petr Cech has hailed Olivier Giroud after his beautiful goal yesterday, and said the French striker is the kind of player any team would love to have.
Giroud has now got 7 goals this season from just 4 starts, and he’s notched crucial strikes against West Brom, Manchester United and Sunderland in that time.
His opener in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace yesterday was something special though, and the 34 year old goalkeeper, who has seen plenty of great goals in his career, was quick the laud the finish and the man who made it.
“I always keep saying that he’s one of those players who you love to have in the team, because he’s a handful and he can score important goals,” he said.
“As we know, he scores important goals, no matter if he starts or if he comes off the bench. He’s always a threat.
“First it’s a very important goal because we needed to break them down and we needed to score.
“When you score a goal of the year on the first day of the year, you put the bar really high!”
And Cech pointed to defensive solidity which provided us the platform for three points.
“What was most important was that we stayed solid at the back and we didn’t concede,” he continued.
“We played really well.”