Hasselbaink pays tribute to his former teammates

John Terry and Frank Lampard will go head-to-head as coaches in the English Championship Playoff Final for a ticket to the Premier League.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink played together with John Terry and Frank Lampard when he was in English Premier League club Chelsea.

And now, both former teammates are set to go head-to-head in the Championship Playoff Final for a ticket to the EPL.

And Hasselbaink is proud of his two friends.

“They have both got leadership. Frank is a lot quieter. JT was more vocal but you could see that he was a leader,” he told Sky Sports.

“You would always think JT would become a manager but Frank was a leader in his own right, not as vocal but always doing the right thing.”

And he added JT is “always leading forward, always taking people with him but more in a quieter way.”

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“They both have got that quality of being a leader and they both have won a lot in this game so they can give that experience to their players.”

He also spoke about current Blues manager Maurizio Sarri: “I think at the beginning of the season the remit was to be in the Champions League.”

“They’ve done that. That was always the objective, they had to be in the Champions League.”

“They could not be two years in a row out of the Champions League, they’ve done that,” he explained.

“They were in the final of the League Cup, they lost on penalties.”

The former footballer concluded: “They are in the Europa League final. If they win that, it’s been a magnificent season. If they lose that, it’s been a good season.”

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