Chelsea midfielder likens exceptional manager Frank Lampard to Zidane

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Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic is having a good season under Blues boss Frank Lampard, and the Croatian has compared his time under Lampard to that of previous managers.

Kovacic worked was signed temporarily by Maurizio Sarri, and the 25-year-old has complained about the coaching style of the Italian. He however loves Frank Lampard’s coaching style and has likened the Blues boss to his former manager at Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Kovacic said: “I came to Chelsea under Sarri, but I must say that Lampard is an exceptional manager.

“He has kept the character he had as a player in his personality as a coach, which has inspired all of us.

“He commits himself with everything he’s got.

“Training is always challenging and different from last season.

“That’s probably the main difference between Lampard and Sarri, who made the concept of training quite monotonous.

“There were a lot of similar training sessions with a focus on tactical preparation.

“Zidane was similar to the way Frank Lampard is a coaching, and their approaches really suits.”

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