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Olivier Giroud is ready to handle the pressure of scoring goals for Chelsea after Eden Hazard left the club for Real Madrid.
Hazard scored 21 goals last season, while Giroud netted 13.
Giroud, 32, said: “The numbers of goals Eden scored, I don’t know if I can take that from him but we have several strikers with different qualities.
“We have the quality and the quantity in the squad but obviously you know you cannot replace a player of Eden’s quality just like that. But that’s over. Now we need to forget and not put too much pressure on players who will play in his position.
“I’m thinking about the young players. I will take the pressure no problem if it can release them. We know there are a lot of expectations but, even with the transfer ban, we have a lot of quality and ability up front.”