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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that he doesn’t do much in the dressing room and hardly ever enters the room he spent 13 years as a Chelsea player.
According to the Blues, he looks to the more senior players to coordinate things in the dressing room, and he banks on the experienced Olivier Giroud and Thiago Silva.
Asked about the support he receives from Chelsea’s senior players, Lampard told The Athletic:
“That’s hugely important. When you’re a coach or manager you have a huge responsibility, but you also don’t sit in the dressing room.
“I hardly ever go in. So you rely on people like Olivier Giroud, who is a great example because he’s not always playing.
“Maybe some senior players would turn away, but Oli and Tammy have a great relationship.
“Because of the lack of crowds, I can hear the substitutes behind me and Oli is constantly praising Tammy when he holds the ball up or does some good centre-forward play.
“That’s special. With someone like Thiago Silva, who doesn’t have the language, it’s through performance, the way he prepares and trains and his serious nature. That’s an instant rub-off.”