Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has responded to comments made by Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho that his team aren’t in the title race.
“are not even in the race so we are not a horse,” the Portuguese manager said. “We are the small, young horse – a pony. We are just a pony, and you see the difference.”
Lampard insists Spurs are capable of challenging for the Premier League title this term despite his counterpart’s comments.
Lampard said: “It’s Jose’s call to say it as he sees it from his end, but from the outside they are top of the league, it’s very close at the top,” he said.
“If we’re contenders then they have to be contenders. If you’ve got Harry Kane and Son in your team – Son has got nine goals, Harry’s got seven, they keep clean sheets well because of the organisation of their team – they would expect to be in the race.
“They have invested heavily – they’ve got people like Gareth Bale sitting on the bench, Dele Alli’s not here. There is a strong squad there. So, I think we are all competing, but Jose can say it as he sees it.”