Lampard: This Is Just The Beginning


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Frank Lampard was put under pressure immediately after his appointment to become Chelsea manager. There were talks about Chelsea sacking him if he doesn’t deliver, his lack of managerial experience, the departure of Eden Hazard and of course the transfer ban.

In the minds of many, it was a failed project for Lampard who can’t at least try to sign players to help his team.

But two months after the start of the new season, everyone is beginning to appreciate the work the new Chelsea manager is doing as he has trusted the Chelsea youngsters to deliver, and the academy graduates are so far doing a good job.

Lampard was pressed on in his press conference ahead of Ajax clash that he’s probably only pushing youths because of the transfer ban, but the Chelsea boss maintained that he trusts his players and this is only the beginning of the team’s success.

The Chelsea boss said: “In the short term I am certainly happy and we need to continue working so that the young players continue their development.

“You see my belief in them. Everyone says it is due to the transfer ban and it is the only option I have but that is not true. I have lots of options in the squad. The players have shown and I believe in them but we must not get carried away that this is the end of the story, because it is a nice story until now but success in the longer term is what we have to work for. It is just the beginning of the road.”

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