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After 13 years as a Chelsea player, Frank Lampard left Stamford Bridge in 2014, and played for Manchester City and MLS side New York City.
Lampard played 38 times for City and scored eight goals as they finished runners-up behind Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in the 2014/15 season.
According to Lampard, playing for Manchester City helped him see another idea, their plans, the way they wanted to drive, the training ground and people.
Lampard believes in terms of him being here as Chelsea manager, that year at Manchester City certainly helped.
“In terms of me being here as Chelsea manager that year certainly helped,” Lampard said, according to Daily Mail.
“City allowed me to see another idea, their plans, the way they wanted to drive, the training ground and people,’ he added.
“There was a correlation about what Chelsea did in 2003/04 and what City did.
“They came in and changed the landscape. They had slightly different ways of doing it and that’s fine. But I did see two clubs hungry to be winners, to change and set standards really high. As I left, Pep Guardiola came along and his on-pitch detail and work has taken it on.
“We have seen a performance level that rivals any generation, any era of football. We have to realise they are the standards set. Liverpool as well. We’re under no illusions.”