Lampard reveals what he told Kovacic before his goal against Valencia

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Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic scored his first Chelsea goal as the Blues drew 2-2 at Valencia on Wednesday night.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed after the game that he had talked to Kovacic about adding goals to his game.

“We’ve had a lot of jokes between me and him and the whole squad and him because he’s a player of such quality that should score more goals,” Lampard said in his post-match press conference.

“It’s a project for me, for him and the whole staff to get him more goals and he could have scored two today. ‘I’m delighted for him and I hope that’s the start of something new.”

Carlos Soler opened the scoring in the 40th minute but the strike was immediately cancelled out as Kovacic found the net with his first ever Chelsea goal.

The Blues were on course to secure qualification to the knockout stage after Christian Pulisic made it 2-1 for Chelsea before Dane Wass grabbed a late equaliser for the hosts.

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