I’m still going to be under pressure,” the manager said after the Manchester City defeat, “A month ago, everyone was calling for a new deal.
Frank Lampard emphasized that after the 3-1 home loss to Manchester City, which saw Chelsea fall to eighth place, he did not see his job threatened after he came under pressure. Pep Guardiola’s side scored three goals without response before halftime and if they win their last game, they are only a point behind League leaders Liverpool.
“But after their fourth defeat in six games, Chelsea are far off the pace in the title race, despite spending more than 200 million pounds in the summer. Phil Foden shines in the emphatic win over Chelsea in Manchester CityContinue reading “This year I expected there to be tough times because it’s not that easy,” Lampard said. “Whether or not that puts pressure on me doesn’t matter because a month a month a month.
In quick succession, we lost four games, so the burden on this job remains constant.
My job is to try to inspire the players to achieve the standard shown today by Manchester City. Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea FC, has been quick to fire managers in the past, not least when he felt qualification for the Champions League was in jeopardy. In 14 games, Chelsea is unbeaten, but Lampard said his team is still not there compared to Guardiola’s side. “When City turned it on in the first half, our players didn’t react to the goal,” he said. “I think that’s a confidence issue, but that’s the level we want to reach. “We’re in a tough period at the moment – I’ve played here for a long time, so I understand that the moment you lose a couple of games in a short period of time, everybody asks questions. Expectations are different this year because we invested a lot of money, but to get where we want to go, this club has to experience some pain… I’ll always feel warmth.
When we had a good run, I felt heat because I realize that can be a negative around the corner. “In the Carabao Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, City face Manchester United and Guardiola is delighted with the recent upturn in fortunes. “The way we won leagues and titles and other stuff is the way we played today,” he said. “We find it again today, the speed we have missed in the past.”