Chelsea news: Frank Lampard talks to Mauricio Pochettino about key player issue he needs to tackle first
Lampard has been parachuted in to temporarily steady the ship, but has lost six of the seven games in charge so far.
He will remain in charge for the remainder of the season pending Pochettino’s appointment, which is likely to be confirmed in the coming days.
After returning to the club, Lampard said he had identified the team’s biggest problem and warned Pochettino and the fans that there was no silver bullet.
“In a broader sense, I’m not just talking about me, this season the numbers show that we are the most changing team, that’s 11,” he told the club’s official website. “For me, coming to this stage is trying to find connections within the team, partnerships within the team, which is very important.
“We all know the great teams we’ve seen over the last few years and you can name the connections they have. When those things aren’t ironed out, it’s very difficult to get the consistency of what you want, and you It can be difficult, so people call it transitioning, and it’s difficult.
“In my current position, even though we want to get results, because the results are in your face, we also have to try to find those little connections within the team for what’s going to happen. Some of the young players who come to the club may not have the opportunity to settle in, feel comfortable in the team, understand that the defender will overlap them or the midfielder will overlap them. . support”.
It is feared that Lampard has failed to address these issues in his goalkeeping role and has prioritized other aspects.
He continued: “This acting role is not practical in coaching to this extent, because the things you are doing mean you are there for a reason, and the first priority is usually motivation and confidence.
“It was interesting to me how it works at the training level. Players who have come in over time and are struggling to settle in will need to work hard on the training ground to bond and hopefully provide a stable team selected because history tells you these teams will succeed. »
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