Olivier Giroud has now targeted his first FA Cup victory with Chelsea after helping his side overcome Southampton to book a place in the final.
Olivier Giroud scored a spectacular opener early in the second half of Sunday’s semi-final at Wembley Stadium, weaving past four Saints players and slotting home from Eden Hazard‘s pass.
Alvaro Morata added a second to secure a 2-0 win for Chelsea, ensuring that Antonio Conte‘s charges would go through to face Manchester United on May 19.
Giroud, who has won three FA Cups with previous club Arsenal, gave his thoughts on the game at full time, insisting that his goal was no fluke, and looked ahead to the final in four weeks’ time.
“We played a good first half but couldn’t finish the job and put it in the back of the net,” Giroud told BBC Sport. “The boss told us ‘keep going, play your game and it’s going to happen’.
“Eden gave me a good ball so I wanted to try something, I could see the defenders, it was lucky but yes, it’s what I wanted to do.
“I said to the boys I really want to win another FA Cup with Chelsea, that’s the target. We want to win this trophy, it’s a special competition and for me as well. We will look forward for this amazing final.”