Following the 3-1 FA Cup victory over Luton Town at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has thanked Chelsea fans for support.
A new banner which reads: ‘In Frank we trust. Then. Now. Forever.’ was placed at the Shed End of Stamford Bridge to show support for the boss amid rumours he could be sacked following the club’s poor run of results.
Lampard also told Chelsea supporters that moments of “pain and frustration” are inevitable as his team continue to gel and says he is determined to bring long-term success to the club.
Lampard said: “I knew about the banner a week or two ago quite directly from the people who put it together. They’re obviously huge supporters of this club and I was very appreciative.
“I don’t know if emotional is the word but people who know how I feel about this club will understand it’s a two-way thing from the first time I came here nearly 20 years ago or whatever it is.
“I’m very thankful for that support and it’s great to see it at the Bridge. I feel it very strongly.
“I know the modern world has moved on and social media and eyes come from all parts of the world. One thing I know when I’m at the Bridge, I’m at the club I love and have always had huge support as a player and now as a manager.
“I appreciate it very much. All I want to do is repay that with being successful at the club and working through a tough moment to try and bring long-term success to the club.
“There will be moments of pain and moments of frustration. When you see the fans are there sticking with you and going forward and forward, that’s an important thing for me.”