By Jack Gallagher
Frank Lampard has insisted he had no issues with Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly giving a squad speech in the dressing room following the defeat to Brighton.
Boehly along with owners Behdad Eghbali and Hansjorg Wyss are believed to have entered the dressing room after the 2-1 defeat against Brighton at Stamford Bridge, with Boehly telling the team the current situation on the pitch is “embarrassing”.
When asked about Boehly’s decision to barge into the locker room after the match, Lampard told the press he was fine.
“I’m comfortable with that,” she said. “For me, maybe there was some criticism of our former owner [Abramovich] not to come to games and not be around. It hasn’t always been true, to be honest.
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“But I think when an owner is very interested in their interest in the team and wants to help and improve, it’s their prerogative to have the input they want. I remember the moments when an owners player enters the dressing room for the first time – in actually happened here at Chelseanever happened to me before.
“I remember being really happy to be able to touch them, give them high fives, hear them and feel them. So I don’t think it’s a bad thing in terms of the identity of the club and where you want to get to.
“I don’t have any problems from my point of view. I had my things that I wanted to say after the match. If the owner wants to be positive, talk to the players, be positive. As Kepa said there, it can be very regular nowadays. No problem. In fact, it shows passion and that’s the first thing I like.”
Lampard is hoping to land his first job as interim Chelsea manager on Wednesday night when the Blues take on Real Madrid in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final. Chelsea lost the first leg 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In this edition of Son of Chelsea, part of the 90 Minutes podcast network, Daniel Childs reacts to the Blues’ 2-1 defeat at Brighton and assesses whether they are in danger of relegation. If you can’t see this embed, click Here to listen to the podcast!
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