Lampard warns Chelsea players tells them the difference between finishing 8th and 12th; Here is what he said.
Maybe Chelsea players do not quite understand the dangers of finishing 8th and finishing 12th and here is what Lampard told them…
With seven Premier League fixtures to play, Lampard wants to see high standards set.
“We now get little bits of period to work,” he said.
“People from the outside might write that off and go ‘what does that mean if you’re coming eighth or 12th’, but for me, it means a lot. The challenge for me is to raise performance. Now I have some time to work.
“In that first hour against Real Madrid individuals and the team were performing at the level we want. We now can’t come away from that level. Brighton wasn’t the level we want. I said that after the game. We can’t be a team that turns up here but not there. We have to be competitive all the way through.
“There are players who are new here who are getting used to the club, which isn’t easy,’ continued Lampard.
“We’ve seen some of the greatest players in the Premier League need some time when they first arrive. Sometimes they go into teams who are flying and they get put in and find their feet. So there’s a reason with some of our players there is a bit of transition.
“In terms of motivation, you’re playing for Chelsea. There are individual motivations throughout all the squad, and there’s a collective. It has to be we are absolutely competitive in everything we do, every day. To get into the team you have to show it.”