Frank Lampard delivers verdict on Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel Champions League triumph after January sacking
Frank Lampard has admitted he has mixed emotions over Chelsea’s Champions League win this season.
He was fired in January after 18 months in office and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel. The German then placed in the top four and guided the Blues to European glory on May 29 in Porto against Manchester City.
Lampard started the Champions League campaign, taking Chelsea to the round of 16, but Tuchel finished the job, securing the club’s second European Cup.
The former Chelsea player and boss is a BBC expert at the European Championships, and he has been asked about his departure from Stamford Bridge.
What Frank Lampard Said
Speaking to the BBC ahead of England’s 1-0 win over Croatia, Lampard was asked if he has mixed emotions over the Champions League triumph.
He has answered: “Yes. When you’re working on something, you want to be there, you want to be the manager. I’ll never try to claim that. I was potentially one of the early foundations, but Thomas did a fantastic job of getting them there.
“I will say when I watched it I was first a Chelsea person and the Chelsea fans are happy and the club deserves it. Second, seeing Mason and Reece James playing at that level, people like Mendy, Chilwell and Thiago, who came while I was there, makes me quite proud. But it was a great achievement on their part and very well managed. “
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