Lampard finally names Chelsea’s goalkeeper he trusts, and reacts to Mendy’s errors; What he said.
Lampard was reacting to the goalkeeper’s error that led to their 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Saturday.
Lampard demonstrated unwavering trust in the Senegalese despite the blunders.
A hesitating Mendy allowed Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi to draw first blood after the goalkeeper failed to attempt a punch-out.
However, the tide seemed to turn early in the second half when Raheem Sterling levelled for Chelsea.
The England forward made it 2-1 with a brilliant solo effort but Mendy, could not provide the needed leverage for the Blues’ victory.
He could only watch as Awoniyi seized the moment to score his second, shortly after Sterling’s brace.
But Lampard defended the goalkeeper after the game and suggested he was the one he trusted the most.
“We’ve got two good goalkeepers. Edou has been training really well. He’s a goalkeeper we trust, so he started,” Lampard said at his post-match press conference.
“They[the errors] can happen. You’re disappointed with them but they can happen. One player scores, you don’t spend all week recreating that moment because that can happen.”