Chelsea forward, Olivier Giroud, has revealed he issued Eden Hazard with a rallying cry to help inspire Chelsea’s sensational comeback against Southampton.
The relegation threatened Saints were on course to extend Chelsea miserable run of form when Jan Bednarek fired Mark Hughes’ side 2-0 ahead with half an hour remaining.
But Giroud came on to score two goals while Hazard and added another.
The Frenchman told Sky Sports, “I said when I came on to Eden we need to fight until the end we need to believe.
“I didn’t say we were going to score both me and him but I thought if we score it might put them in a bad position.
“The beginning of the game was not what we wanted but in football you always have a chance to step up, to bounce back, so we showed great character and team spirit.
“I used to say that football is an everlasting new beginning.
“You always need to question yourself, I’ve been through some difficulties in my career. I try to comeback stronger and it happened today. I’m pleased for me and the team.”