Lampard: I’ve learned a million things

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Frank Lampard retired from Chelsea as one of the greatest players in the history of the club, and just last year, the Blues legend was managing in the Championship.

It didn’t take long in his career to take a huge leap, as the Blues hierarchy saw him as the best candidate to replace Maurizio Sarri.

Lampard has finished his first season as Chelsea boss and did well to guide the Blues to a top four place and also the FA Cup final, with Chelsea set to play Arsenal in the final on Saturday.

Lampard has revealed that he has learned a lot of things during his first year as Chelsea boss.

“The year I had at Derby made me learn that this [being a manager] was definitely what I wanted to be,” says Lampard.

“Before that when I had my year off from football in the media, it didn’t really grab me enough. It was a nice job, I enjoyed it, but I wanted to be back in and when you get the job with Chelsea, the step up in terms of expectation is huge, with the level of player and the demands to win week in week out.

“That has been tough and in terms of how you always want to improve, I am pretty obsessive on myself in how I want to work. In that sense, I probably learned that I need to get the balance right going forward in terms of being able to switch off a little.

“My desire to be successful is there and is so big that I can’t help wanting us to get better and better. I’ve learned a million things and I am humble enough to know if there are things I can improve I will try to do it because I want to be successful with this club. It has been a tough year but I have enjoyed every bit of it and it feels like we have had a level of achievement getting in the top four. We have one huge game next weekend and all I can think of now is the next thing.”

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