Olivier Giroud revealed that he was relieved after netting his first Chelsea goal in the 4-0 FA Cup fifth round victory over Hull City.
The Frenchman scored Chelsea’s fourth goal adding to a brace from Willian and a strike from Pedro as the Tigers were blown away in the first half of the encounter.
Giroud arrived Stamford Bridge in January and had failed to net in his three previous appearances for the Blues prior to the match.
“To be honest, I was waiting for it,” Giroud told BT Sport at full-time.
“I had a couple of chances in the previous game. It was very important for me to score this first goal and it relieves me a little bit.”
Giroud also spoke about how he’s gradually blending with his new teammates.
“I assisted Eden (Hazard) last time and today I set up Willian’s one and I’m very happy and I take a lot of pleasure on the pitch.
“You can see the team has good team cohesion and it was very important to bounce back from the two games before, the West Brom game.
We’ve been through a disappointing result. It’s very nice. Two clean sheets. Seven goals. Very good for the confidence. It’s what we needed.
“We need momentum. Everything is going in the right way. We’re very pleased with these two last games so let’s carry on.”