Frank Lampard has promised to keep ‘moving Chelsea forward’, and admits he is already thinking about next season and where he needs to improve the Blues.
Our all-time leading goalscorer has enjoyed a solid first season as our head coach, leading us to fourth-place in the Premier League and an FA Cup final, as well as the last-16 of the Champions League.
That Champions League tie with Bayern Munich is where the 2019/20 season ended for Lampard’s Blues, but the boss believes our young players can learn from those experiences and come back stronger for next season. Lampard has also thanked the Chelsea fans for their continued support.
‘I always look at things,’ said Lampard, when reflecting on his first season in charge.
‘I do it every night, I sit there and I assess things. I think going away from football now for a week or so will help with the reflection, we can recharge and refresh. But I’m already thinking about next season.
‘I’m thinking of where we want to go and how we need to improve. That game [versus Bayern] showed that we can compete, certainly the young players, but also highlights how much work there is for us to get to the level we want to be at.
‘I’ve been there myself as a player. Going into Champions League games and realising how high the level is, and it’s about how you react to those experiences and come back from them.
‘I’ll certainly be on the players to remember that as we go away but I have to say, I’m really proud for the effort and the togetherness that they’ve shown this season.
‘I think a lot of people would have written us off this year. When you think of Chelsea eras just gone, of prime Hazards, and Drogbas and Terrys and Cechs, it looked different this year and the players have fought for everything. I hope the fans have appreciated that fight, we certainly appreciate their support, and I can promise them that we will be doing everything we can to keep moving forward.’