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Mourinho slams Lampard

Mourinho slams Lampard

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho questioned Frank Lampard’s team selection after the new manager’s first game in charge ended in a 4-0 defeat for the Blues at Manchester United.


Speaking as a pundit on Sky Sports, Mourinho suggested his former player should have started with N’Golo Kante, who came on as a substitute, and willian.

Mourinho said: “If Willian is injured, I understand Willian is not playing. If Willian is not injured and he’s just late on his preparation, I don’t understand why he’s not here.

“To play 20 minutes or 30 minutes you don’t need to be fit. You can come from three weeks injured and arrive and if you have the right mentality you are ready.

“If Kante can play 30 or 35 minutes he can start the game and then if he lasts only one hour he lasts only one hour.”

Mourinho emphasised that he might not be fully aware of the situation Lampard faced and acknowledged that when a manager himself he was often annoyed by pundits criticising without seeing the full picture.

But he added: “My feeling is that today they had the possibility to play with a team with more know-how.

“Alonso was on the bench. Kante was on the bench. Giroud was on the bench. A bit of experience would have fitted well.

“You look at the performance of Mason Mount. You look at the performance of Tammy Abraham. You look at the performance even of Christensen.

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Playing Emerson wasn’t a bad idea by Lampard, I don’t think Alonso would have played differently today. I believe Lampard will make an impact in the next few game. Mourinho should mind what he says because he inherited a better team than Lampard is getting now. He didn’t have restrictions to buy players when he came in 2004, so he better shut the fuck up.

  2. I think Lampards problem with the selection is that he is resting some players against the Super Cup against Liverpool. So let us wait and see with those players he rested. Lets not crucify him yet.

  3. Pedro did not play well in that match at all, he should not have been started.

  4. Mourinho is always good at talking, the current Mourinho I know would not have been able Man U today period. If he was that good, why was he sacked in United.

  5. The master has spoken, why on earth should Lampard have benched Giroud for Abraham when you are playing against a team like Manchester United. That was just a poor decision.

  6. I agree with Jose on this one, that was a poor selection made by Frank Lampard.

  7. Lampard should come and learn from my coach, see how we beat west ham 5 zero yesterday. We are winning the league again this season for sure.

  8. Lampard should not have used school boys against a team like United especially for the fact that he is not all that experienced.

  9. Lampard thinks because he could beat Barcelona he could just make anyhow selection, against man u, I pity him

  10. Jose Mourinho is 100 percent correct

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