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Making the transition from being a player to a manager is never the same, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted thus.
Lampard has a big job to do at the club, and he has revealed that it’ll be a massive job to be successful at Stamford Bridge. However, he believes in the quality of the staff he has at his disposal and believes that he has also improved as a manager.
According to Lampard, one key area he has improved in is paying attention to details.
“There’s a lot of support here,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of good people working on all fronts, but I do like to be across everything and I do like to have attention to detail, so maybe I’ve got better at that myself, prioritising and organising.
“I’ve got a good staff around me and then there are good people around that, who have been at the club for a long time and know how it works.
“There are always little challenges along the way, any manager would say that, particularly at a club like this, and it’s important for me that my eyes are always first and foremost on the team, the training, the actual squad and what really matters, to get us three points.
“But those small details are important and I know I’ve improved on that.”
Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood blasted Lampard for being positive in the game against Manchester United, despite the fact that Chelsea lost 4-0.
However, Lampard insists the last thing he would do as Chelsea boss is to be negative.
“Things surprise you in football management every day but the situation has been exactly what I expected,” Lampard told Sky Sports.
“I knew about the transfer ban, I knew Eden Hazard had left the club, I knew we were losing two strikers in Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain and I knew we couldn’t buy anyone. I knew we had five or six major injuries.
“I knew all that but the last thing I want to be is negative. I want us to be competitive this year and we still have a strong squad. We have to be a bit patient because those other factors are there.
“But that doesn’t mean we can’t go out there with that competitive head on and challenge in everything that we do. My job is to focus on the task at hand.”