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Giroud warns Chelsea: Future super-sub? No chance!

Olivier Giroud has cast doubt over his future at Chelsea.

The Frenchman scored a hat-trick in Chelsea's 5-0 drubbing of Dynamo Kiev this week and has now scored nine goals in nine European games this season - the most in the competition.

And when asked if he'd be willing to remain a role player due to his advancing age, Giroud snapped: "No. No chance. I'm a competitor.

"I'm 32 but I'm still young. I feel very well physically.

"When I do the tests on the treadmill I have to say that I have one of the best tests [at the club].

"I have the motivation to carry on. Some of the boys asked me why I didn't retire with the national team after the World Cup.

"But I'm still hungry and I know how much I will miss football after my career.

"I want more and more. I think I have a few nice years in front of me."

Giroud added he hopes to win many more trophies after France's heroics last summer.

The ex-Arsenal star said: "I have been through a lot of tough moments in my career. I just want to enjoy playing football after winning the World Cup last summer.

"I want to play every single game and to be happy on the pitch. But I am not picking the team, the manager makes some choices.

"I play in the Europa League and I am happy to help the team to go through the stages, step by step. The target is clearly to win it.

"The [Premier League] is another thing, you know?

"Now we don't know about the future - who can say? We'll see."

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