In the most recent edition of the Chelsea magazine, Frank Lampard shared his thoughts on the strength of the current squad and the possibility of reinforcements joining in the upcoming transfer window.
His clear message: we should be excited!
“I’m certainly excited about the squad we’ve got, with the young players and if we can get a few additions for areas I feel we need.
“We didn’t bring in anyone in January, it didn’t work out to be right for us at the time, and last summer we couldn’t bring anyone in, so those windows are gone and we haven’t changed. So I am excited about the squad we’ve got, if we can freshen up in the right areas we all know that.”
While not forgetting to acknowledge the abilities of the current crop, Lampard’s excitement about all the potential in bolstering an already quite capable Chelsea squad is promising, to say the least. The club’s inability to buy had a tangible effect several times this season, especially during our torrid injury-stricken periods — so basically nearly all the time.
(Ed.note: of course, Lampard’s talking to the official print media mouthpiece of the club here, so it’s not like he’s going to be anything other than purely optimistic, even more so than with the general media ... but not everyone’s as jaded as yours truly so anyway ...)
The Chelsea gaffer also had some words on his own progression as a coach, and adjusting his schedule during the lockdown. Making good use of the free time, Lampard has been showcasing the exact same work ethic which endeared him so much to the Stamford Bridge faithful during his playing career.
“I’m always trying to improve, whatever session I do and whatever the next day might hold. I’m quite obsessive about that. Coming away from the game or weeks during the lock down, I spent days sitting here and jotting down sessions, new ideas, watching clips, games, and speaking with the staff regularly.
“We want to be better. It’s what we do, it’s what we love doing, and we are excited about where we can take it.”
-Frank Lampard; source: Football.London
With the restart of the Premier League just three weeks away, and Chelsea surely working hard behind the scenes to acquire the transfer targets needed, the summer promises to be an eventful one.
If Lampard and his young squad can continue making such promising steps forward while reinforcing in the right positions, next season should see us start closing the gap and making a strong challenge on not just the top four, but the very top of the Premier League!