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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is a legend at the club and will forever remain so. His love for Chelsea is surely tried and tested.
However, as manager of the club, the 41-year-old is going through a different phase of his career.
After getting just four points from a possible 15, Lampard has come under pressure to get Chelsea back to winning ways.
The pressure keeps mounting after each poor result, but Lampard has vowed that he’d overcome the pressure and never run away from it.
“It’s different from being a player to my job now because the pressure when you’re playing is very individual when it comes to aspects in your game – maybe the opponent you’re up against in a game,” Lampard said ahead of facing Manchester City.
“The pressure when you’re a manager is very general through the week preparing the team, thinking about selection, understanding expectations, so it’s a different level of pressure and that’s something I had to handle the minute I stepped into management.
“I enjoy pressure and if I didn’t then I wouldn’t have got back into this or I would walk away at the first chance and that’s never going to be something that I would do. I just take it on, I don’t mind it. That doesn’t mean you’re as happy as always, I’m not as happy right now as I was off the back of Leeds and a 17-game unbeaten run and that’s absolutely normal.
“It does make me focus absolutely on the job. You learn a lot more in defeat or tough moments. You certainly have to review more and look at yourself more, and look at every tiny percentage around you more. I like doing that because I think that makes you better as a coach and better as a person. Maybe my wife will tell you better how I react to pressure at home.”