Monday, June 8, 2020

Lampard: Difficult preparing the players behind closed doors

Frank Lampard said it has very difficult preparing his players to play the remainder of the premier league fixtures in a behind-the-closed doors atmosphere.

The Premier league is preparing to return on June 17 after over 3 months suspension and Frank Lampard who has been surpervising his Chelsea’s squad during the full contact training from earlier the month says playing without fans will be a different experience for other clubs and they have to ensure it won’t affect them negatively on the pitch.

Speaking to Chelsea official website, he said: "In football terms, you prepare pretty much the same," 

"There will definitely be different variables around the game now.

"We’ll have to try to make sure we prepare as well as we can in terms of being ready for the change in atmosphere. We’ve had discussions about that with the players. It will be different for everyone. It may change the pace of the game, it might change the slight tone of it. We’ve seen that slightly in Germany and we need to be ready to adapt to that.

"All we can do really is get ourselves as fit as possible. That’s been a difficult task in the short term, to get fit when we’re used to longer pre-seasons.

"We have worked hard on that, and when it comes to match days we’ll have to make sure we’re very ready for the changes from the norm, and make sure it doesn’t affect our performance on the pitch."

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