Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that he has an obsession with scoring goals and believes to be a striker; you have to have a particular mind-set.
The Gunners signed the French striker from Ligue 1 champions Montpellier, after he was the top goal scorer that season with an impressive 25 goals.
He was eyed as the replacement for Robin van Persie, who left for Manchester United.
Despite taking Giroud a while to settle into English football, he has now gone on to score 17 goals in his debut season in England and has been impressive for the North London outfit.
The 26-year-old added his 17th goal of the season against Norwich City two weeks ago after the FA awarded him the goal rather than it being a Sebstian Bassong own goal.
Giroud believes that to be a good striker, you have to have a particular mind-set and he believes every striker is just waiting for that goal to come.
“You need to have something special, the goal is always in your head,” Giroud told Arsenal Player.
“It is always a target, to want to shoot, to score and take your chance.
“You need to work on it every day in training as much as your can. In France we say it is an obsession.
“You have to be a killer in front of goal, even if you miss a chance you have to keep going and believe in your qualities.
“Even if you don’t score during four or five games, like I did, you have to keep focused and have a strong mentality. [Being a striker] is a lot of things, you need to be positive and always know where the target is.
“It is very special for a striker to score because whether it is a big game or not, it is always the same sensation.
“You feel better after you score, you feel more relieved and you try more things, you are more confident. It is like a drug and you are so peaceful after.”
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