Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard speaks on Chelsea’s game on Boxing day evening, Dec. 26, that resulted in a disappointing defeat after Arsenal beat them 3-1.
According to Lampard, he said that the first half was not good enought as compared to the scond half, even though the second half was better, there was too much to do at that point.
‘Not good enough first half, better second half but too much to do at that point,’ – he said
‘I am not sure if complacency is the right word but there was definitely a lethargic approach to the first half that no matter whether you were playing Arsenal in a tough moment who have got quality players, or any team in the Premier League, you can’t turn up like that.’ – he added
According to him, the team had a clear message before the game and that they had to attack it in the right way but unfortunately they didn’t. You will have a big problem trying to get a result if you come and play slow, on and off the ball.
Coach Lampard made two half-time changes with Jorginho on for Mateo Kovacic and Callum Hudson-Odoi for Timo Werner.
And when asked as to why he had to take off Timo Werner after the half-time break, answered by saying the German was not giving enough.
‘Timo today wasn’t giving us enough with or without the ball and some of it we have to give him time because it is a different league but also we have to get there quickly, so we’ll see about his tiredness. I will have a conversation with him but it was a decision I just felt I had to make. I had to make changes to try to change the cause of the match.’ – he answered.
He refused to comment on Jorginho’s penalty miss.