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When Frank Lampard was given the Chelsea job, a lot of things were said of the manager, chief of which was his relative lack of experience.
Not many expected Lampard to do well in the job as he had only been a manager for just a year with Derby County. The Blues boss also lost the team’s best player in Eden Hazard, and he wasn’t given the chance to make any signings due to the transfer ban.
Lampard has now responded to his critics and believes that he has proven them wrong.
He told the official Chelsea website: “In terms of the season up to that point, I wasn’t that fearful of coming in under those circumstances last summer. I knew people would say that I’d got a job because I played here, that I’d only had one year at Derby, and it’s a big job, and because of the ban it was easy to give it to me. I knew all that, and it didn’t bother me.
“I just saw it as an opportunity to come to a place that I love and give it my best shot. I was confident. I knew that it would be tough to make it into the top four, and we weren’t expected to by people on the outside, but I wanted to give it a go and prove some people wrong.”