Asked at a press conference, the English tactician said a little more about the aftermath of the Blues transfer window.
The least we can say is that the Chelsea coach is rather spoiled by his leaders. For the next season, the Blues will indeed display a sacred line of attack with the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax for 35 million euros and Timo Werner who arrives from RB Leipzig for 50 million euros.
And it’s probably not over, since in England, we keep talking about new reinforcements, like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen) or Ben Chilwell (Leicester) for defense. Asked about this, Frank Lampard clearly did not shut the door on new arrivals.
“I don’t know yet what we’re going to watch on offense, I’m not sure,” he said, refusing to say more and saying he wanted to focus on the upcoming matches.
“In defense?” We will also look, we will see what will happen this summer but it is not the thing to do now.
Willian? I did not give up. The club continues to talk with him, we want him to stay, but I know that this is an important subject for Willian this new contract, because of his age in particular. I was in his place,” said the former Three Lions midfielder.
He also said that one criterion could be very important when choosing his future players: size. And for good reason, his team is very fragile on certain set pieces.
“I don’t like to talk about my time, but we didn’t work much on set kicks, and there were reasons, which were John Terry, Gary Cahill, Didier Drogba, Ballack and Ivanovic. You put the ball in the box and they defended or scored. Same with Liverpool. There was a lot of debate over them a few seasons ago, they conceded a lot on set pieces. They signed Van Dijk and he releases everything that happens in the surface.
If you do not have size in the team, you must try to do the best you can and make it difficult for the other teams. When we are going to look at who we are going to recruit, size is certainly something to take into account,” concluded the coach. What give us some clues for the future …