Things aren’t going well for Frank Lampard at the moment after another unexpected 1-0 defeat to Japanese side Kawasaki Frontale in yesterday’s friendly match.
Since taking over the club last month, the 41-year-old has overseen three games but has managed just one victory.
The first game against Bohemians ended 1-1, so much that the Blues faithfuls somewhat lost hope that the former England international is the man for the managerial position.
After the defeat on Friday, many Chelsea fans across the world couldn’t hold their grievances as they took to Twitter to express doubt in Lampard’s managerial potentials.
Replying to criticisms from his own fans, the newly appointed manager called on the fans to understand the reason behind his team’s recent unimpressive performances.
According to him, he couldn’t bring in new players who will fortify his squad due to the transfer ban imposed on the team by FIFA.
“… with the transfer ban there is even more clarity because we can’t bring in players. Every day I read City are buying and Manchester United are going to buy. All these teams are going to do business and that’s going to strengthen them,” he said.
Nonetheless, Lampard is optimistic about his players’ ability to turn things around before and during the upcoming football season because of the quality of players in the team.
“There can be an uplift. That’s not me saying I’m going to make the difference. It will be the players who make the difference….we have to set out with that mind-set. ” he concluded
So there’s the challenge. Now, can we win the league? It’s going to be a big ask. But we have to set out with that mind-set.’