Olivier Giroud opens up about Frank Lampard at Chelsea FC
Olivier GIroud opens up about Frank Lampard at Chelsea FC this season
Olivier Giroud says Frank Lampard is always very positive and it won’t be long before he has a big impact on the Chelsea FC squad.
Lampard is currently getting to grips with life as Chelsea FC’s new manager after he was brought in as Maurizio Sarri’s successor in July after the Italian opted to move to Juventus.
The former Chelsea FC midfielder has been tasked with maintaining the Blues’ place in the top four this season after they finished third and won the Europa League last term.
After a defeat by Manchester United with a 4-0 scoreline on the opening weekend of the season, Lampard was shown the size of the task awaiting him at Stamford Bridge.
However, Blues striker Giroud says that he has been very impressed by what he has seen of Lampard so far in his short time in charge of the west London club.
Speaking in an interview with Chelsea FC’s website, Giroud said: “He [Lampard] always tries to be very positive.
“He won’t be too tough with us when we are not doing too well, but he also won’t put us ‘over the moon’ when we are playing well. He is always trying to analyse well the situation.
“He said he was proud of our performance [against Liverpool FC last week] and it is tough to lose like we did, on pens, but we have to keep our head up.
“The most important thing [against Liverpool FC] was to keep the confidence high, have personality to play with freedom and clearly we did that. We were very strong and we can build good things from that for the future.
“This squad is still very strong in terms of both quality and quantity. So I have no worries and I think we have a superb mentality.
“We are all pointing in the same direction, with the same targets and I’m pretty sure we can do good things and challenge for trophies.
“We have good hope to look forward, and winning our first home game of the season would be very important for us.”
Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action on Saturday lunchtime when they travel to Norwich City in the top flight.
The Blues are aiming to maintain their top-four status this season but they were unable to significantly strengthen their squad in the summer window due to their transfer ban.