Cesar Azpilicueta insists that Frank Lampard’s lack of managerial experience is not going to be a hindrance for the club next season.
Cesar Azpilicueta has pretty much always played under highly experienced tacticians during his time at Chelsea. However the Spaniard isn’t worried by the fact that he’ll now be training under the guidance of a manager who has only one year of experience under his belt.
Frank Lampard had a successful stint as the manager of Derby County whom he nearly guided to Premier League promotion. And in many quarters, it is a firm belief that the former midfielder is going to struggle due to a lack of experience.
Lampard’s first game in charge of his team resulted in a 1-1 draw against Irish giants Bohemians.
And Azpilicueta who has seen the highs and lows the club has experienced over the years, isn’t too worried about the new manager’s credentials. The former Marseille man says that Lampard’s knowledge of the club is something that is going to help him out a lot.
“We know fans can make the difference,” said Azpilicueta according to The Telegraph.
“It is true that last season for periods we didn’t give them what they expected. Our level and performances were not good enough and the reason they were not happy with us and negative. We turned it around and got the Europa League at the end.
“You can see that this season all of the fans are very happy and we have the gaffer back at the Bridge. Now we have to give it back by working hard on the pitch, by winning games – which I think is the best way to be even more together and drive in the same way.”
“The whole experience he has as a player, playing at the highest level, under a lot of very good managers, his personality, behaviour and experience – there is nothing to be worried about as a manager.
“I’m sure that his desire, passion for being manager and this chance to be manager of Chelsea, the club he loves and the fans love him. All of the club, we are very excited, and the only way we can carry it is by starting and winning together, getting the feeling back of being all together as a club. Every year gets harder and harder and we have to be ready.”