Lampard on Tiago Silva at Chelsea: “He knows how to command on the pitch and influence others»

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard has commented on the moves of defenders Tiago Silva and Ben Chilwell to the London club.

“I know Chilwell very well, he has been the main left-back for England for a long time. He has excellent data, if we talk about what he can bring. He is strong, physically developed, plays well with his left foot, fits our style.

It can help us a lot on the left flank, both in attack and defense, and this is the main thing. I’m happy to work with him, I think it’s a great acquisition. He is 23 years old, and this is also good for us.

I know Silva as well as anyone. He will bring experience, he still plays at the highest level, as was seen in the Champions League final and in the matches that preceded it. This is what I expect from him: his experience, his leadership skills, his skills. This will be extremely important to us.

We have a relatively young team, we saw last season that there were matches when I needed more volume on the field, more leadership qualities, and Tiago has this, he can command on the field and is able to influence others. I think he can give us that. I am sure he will do it, given his qualities, which everyone knows about, and I am happy with his transition, ” Lampard said.

Lampard on Chelsea’s challenge for the new season: “we Don’t want to limit ourselves to just fighting for the top 4»

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard spoke after the second leg of the 1/8 final of the Champions League with Bayern Munich (1-4) and shared his expectations for the next season.

“Playing against an opponent of this level is a test to the limit and an incredible experience for Rhys [James], Callum [Hudson-Odoi], Tammy [Abraham] and Mason [Mount]. Today I saw that our youth demonstrated their level, remained in the game until the end and did not give up until the final whistle.

Kante has only played half the games this season and we missed him very much, and today, especially in the second half, he showed exactly why. Of course, the final result cannot please us. We probably didn’t have a chance to win, but we went out on the field with the right attitude and gave everything we had.

I will never be able to accept defeats calmly, but if you compare these two teams, we need time to get to this level. This cannot be achieved in one day. Now the players are going on a well-deserved rest, but we are looking forward to the start of the new season, in which we will do everything to achieve more.

We know what level we are at now, and next season we don’t want to limit ourselves to just fighting for the top four. We must accept our initial level, work hard, and understand that everything takes time. Now I see a great set of players who have done a lot this year and are ready to do even more next year,” Lampard said.