The 34-year-old strengthened his case to start more by scoring all four goals in Chelsea’s 4-0 victory over Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
Giroud has revealed that he has been warned by France boss Didier Deschamps that he risks losing his place in the national team ahead of next summer’s European Championship if he continues to be left out at Chelsea.
But the striker is confident that he will be given more opportunities by Lampard in the coming months.
‘I just have to show the manager that I am ready to fight until the end, as I told him at the beginning of the season, but obviously to be happy I need to be a little bit more on the pitch,’ said Giroud.
‘The gaffer gave me the opportunity to play and I hope I will have more opportunities again because I think I’ve shown him that I am ready to fight for the team. We all want to be on the pitch but we have a great squad.
‘If I play a bit more than in the beginning of the season, I have a good chance to be fit and ready for the Euros.
‘I had a conversation with [Didier] Deschamps and he said if the situation stayed like that, I will have to take a decision in January.
‘You never know in football, everything is going very fast, but right now I am very happy. I am a happy man and I am proud to be a Chelsea player.’