Thursday, July 30, 2020

Grant pleased with Lampard’s first season at Chelsea

Lampard has done really well in his first season at Chelsea; according to a Former Chelsea Manager.

Avram Grant who managed the blues in the 2007/2008 season joked he would have being sent to “Siberia” had he led the blues to fourth place like Lampard did.

"I think it's a good season, especially compared to how it began, without being allowed to buy players," 


"Compared to the requirement of Roman Abramovich, if I told him some years ago that fourth place would be good for him, probably he would send me to Siberia, but because of the situation before, I think it's a good place. For Frank, I think it's a big achievement.


"It's his first year as a coach in the Premier League. Of course, he was a player with a lot of experience, but you cannot compare a player to a manager, and I think he's managed the team very well.


"A lot of young players and he knew how to play them, how to give them a rest and when to push them. It's a good base for the future, I was very pleased with his performance."


Grant who lead Chelsea to the CL final in 2008 admitted his former player has the potential and mentality to being one of the best managers in the world.



"I was sure, because he was always a leader. When you spoke with him, he had a different view about football," 


"In my team at Chelsea there was a lot of leaders. I thought [Michael] Ballack would be a good coach, Didier [Drogba], John Terry, because there was a good personality and a lot of knowledge about football.


"Of course, having the knowledge is not the same, you have to pass the knowledge to players, you have to deal with the owner, the media, you have to deal with the supporters, but at the end of the day, you depend on the performance on the pitch – it's results, especially at the top."


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