UCL: His words moved us – Fofana reveals what Lampard told Chelsea players
Chelsea defender Wesley Fofana has opened up about Frank Lampard’s discussion with the Blues following the latter’s appointment as caretaker manager.
Chelsea sacked Graham Potter earlier this month and appointed Lampard as interim head coach until the end of the season.
Lampard, however, has not had the best of starts at Chelsea as they have lost all three games across competitions under the Englishman so far.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday, Fofana said Lampard told him and his teammates to go back to the basics, adding that his words moved the players.
“He was welcomed back in the best way possible because he is Mr. Frank Lampard. He is a club legend,” Fofana told Telefoot.
“He told us to get our confidence back and play simple football again. To get back to the basics, really. His words moved us all because it’s what we needed to get our confidence back. And to realise that we are fighting for a club. We are fighting for a great club.”