Chelsea midfielder Jorginho claimed last month that Frank Lampard wasn’t ready for the Chelsea job.
Lampard was sacked as Chelsea boss in January and replaced with Thomas Tuchel, who has massively improved the club.
Responding to Jorginho’s statement, Lampard told The Telegraph: “It’s always going to be a fact as a manager when you leave a club, there will be some players who did not play so much and they might have a feeling or a judgement on how you work and they can make statements.
“For me, I have to expect that as much as I expect the good statements from players who are really positive about how you work. I’ve got no big issue with that.”
He added: “I’ve seen some quotes saying that Frank Lampard took this job with his heart. I absolutely didn’t. I don’t make any professional decisions with my heart.”