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Lampard agrees with Cholo with João Félix

Lampard agrees with Cholo with João Félix

Chelsea does not raise its head and Frank Lampard continues counting for defeats (six out of six) all the games he has directed as interim coach. The last one, at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal. However, andThe English coach has made it clear that João Félix is ​​not the solution to his problems.

“As coaches, we depend on the things that the players give us. That enormous talent is something we may or may not have had to different degrees, but You also have to have the work ethic and team nature that characterizes you.. I’m not saying that (João Félix) doesn’t have it because he has played with Simeone (a coach who demands collectivity), but At the same time that he finds his way here, he has to understand what I want in the short term. Then he will be able to show his talent once he does the other things.”explained the English coach at the end of the meeting in sky sports.

The truth is that the Portuguese attacker has disappeared from the team’s starting eleven Blue. Before the Gunners, João Félix was left without playing a single minute for the first time since Frank Lampard took the reins of the team. The Chelsea manager gave the alternative to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the point of attack and during the second half he introduced players like Kai Havertz, Mykhail Mudryk or Hakim Ziyech.

speaking for sky sports, Frank Lampard recognized that “there is no doubt that he has an enormous talent. That is really visible in daily training, showing in those moments what he can do around the box.” But that’s not enough. João Félix has not started since the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals at the Santiago Bernabéu. A 65-minute performance that ended up condemning his time at Chelsea.

Since then, the player on loan from Atlético de Madrid has chained four substitutions, the last one without minutes. With the passing of the matches, João Félix enjoys fewer and fewer opportunities: 33 minutes against Brighton, 23′ against the Whites and 11′ against Brentford. A fact that, according to Frank Lampard, has an explanation: “I think that, when I arrive, I need to find a clear structure and a clear idea of ​​how to work without the ball, and that is the challenge with João (Félix)”.

Regarding the use of the Portuguese attacker, the English coach admits that the versatility and versatility of the ex-athlete to play in different attacking positions “can be an advantage at times”, but Frank Lampard wants another type of player for his scheme: “I need what looks like a ‘9’, to me, for the way I want to play. Those are the things that João has to prove, either here or where his future is, I don’t know that ”.

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