Maurizio Sarri or Frank Lampard? Kovacic reveals the better manager

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Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has revealed he isn’t a fan of Maurizio Sarri’s intense focus on tactical work in training.

The Croatian international has praised Frank Lampard’s training methods, comparing his inspirational style to that of Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

“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 told FourFourTwo.

“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 as a coach, and their approaches really suit me.”

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