Frank Lampard on FA Cup Clash & Injury Update | Chelsea v Manchester United
I think we all crave in the country we’ve been craving fans to be back of games the atmosphere for what it means to the game here and obviously, if and when done in the right way with the right precautions, I think football it from being within it. As it’s made some really good steps in difficult conditions over the last few months, and hopefully we keep making forward steps and we get our fans back in the stadium’s. It obviously won’t be there for the big game this weekend at Wembley. How high is the squad injury wise, and how do you stop this united from three and Brunel Fernandez? The squad is okay and goal. I can say won’t be fit to the match: he’s still, not right so he’s out other than that we have a few people with a few little niggles which we’re on monitor over the next 24 hours or so, and then we will be ready to go. We know they’re playing well they’ve, got very, very potent from free the most fun from free problem in the country and for your numbers anyway, and the goals and obviously Fernandez, has made a huge difference coming in January. So you see that the strength has brought to their team with individual qualities so, but we know that we have to be confident in ourselves deal with their threats and more about us as well. Josias settled in this wicket this week with his new teammates yeah Hakim, has been here for the week trained a couple of those on his own and then he’s integrated a bit with the team.
So very well. Lads have welcomed him very well, he’s settled in and Chatham you’re, not making those fun when those new relationships in the early stages and, more importantly, for him getting himself fit nice to take bit part in training and then also get some physical work because he hasn’t Trained or played for quite a while and just finally for me, generally speaking, that the transfer did sir, the transfer window dates are now known. Generally speaking, do you think we’ll see similarities to Chelsea spending that we saw in Abramovich his first season? In other words, will will there be significant business that that can have the potential to transform an entire team ahead of next season? We’Ll see we’ll, see I can’t. I can’t answer that one we’re not there. Yet we have to focus on what’s in front of us and we’ll say I want to compare it to any other spending summer or not we’ll see how I feel and we feel as a club. The squads needs strengthening or the balance needs changing if it does, and we meant most Great Bear the moment. We’Ve done that I’m. Trying to thank you this it to explore hi Frank: how are you I moved I’ve been doing some homework. Actually, I’ve been doing some research ahead of catching up with you, and I found out the Roberto. Martinez is the last player to play for the same club II then vanished when you, if they got the prior to that it was to Chelsea managers.
You know the alley in her little intimate absolutely I’m gon na be. Are you going to join that illustrious list? Well, what Manchester United in front of us and in Man, City or Arsenal in front of us after that so there’s a lot of work to do to join the illustrious list of to this. This is, I know, you’ve got massive candies, look Paul moves to try and get a top four, and that might be dominating your sauce. But but in terms of winning a trophy I mean your old man to Jersey. I mean you always wanted to win a trophy straight off a new club, and I, I guess now you’re within sight. Within touching distance, you wan na do the same, yeah, you’ll, see and considering where we are we’re in the semi final. We know it’s in front of us and the league is obviously huge as well as you say, but at this point you fight on two fronts in terms of an a domestic front, and we have to give everything to try and do that. You know a club macho super walk will always want to win. These kind of trophies is what we’ve done pretty well actually very well in the modern era, and of course, it feels like we’re in a slightly different position this year because of the circumstances of the season. But we have an opportunity and it’s up to the pliers and ourselves to to make the best it on Sunday, but we’re playing a very good team loose.
We know that they’re in good form and whoever would it’s in the final. It would be a very good team, so the work is to be done and one last one you’ve obviously stated. I think everyone states the fact that Boris Johnson said about fans coming back is welcome. Do you think it will improve the product on the pitch because there have been some critics of you’re getting the other against Norwich and plenty of other games? I mean Spurs Oats and which was hardly a quite more driver. Do you think the fact the players will feed off the fans coming back in? Maybe I think it’s a bit harsh, I think we’ve all sat through some very difficult going to watch with forty thousand in the stadium as well, wherever it be in the country. So I think we’re probably focusing a little bit much on it, but I think naturally, I think, with fans with the the atmosphere that they bring to the game and the edge that can maybe give it when we might see something different. But to be fair to the players in this period that we’ve shown fitness, probably at the start of these games, coming to terms as the circumstances, I think the game you know the games have been pretty good in a big sense and hopefully they will improve. Of course, when the fans about thank you, both Nick Poole, PA hi, Frank McGuinness, Oscar said he thought the way that scheduling had happened.
The authorities had given Chelsea an unfair advantage for this game this weekend. No obviously he was talking about the authorities so that’s, not your problem or you’re making. But do you think that’s valid? Do you have an unfair advantage this weekend? No, I don’t think we do – and I think we’ve played Saturday Tuesday this week, that played on Monday and Thursday, so we both played three games in this week as it stands, we’re in a period where we’re playing games all the time very regularly and you’ve become Play recover play again recover, you know and, and you work with the squad as it is, and it’s an age old question a lot of managers. You probably dig out time go and I’ve mentioned it at the same time, isn’t about advantage or not sometimes and works in your favor to be playing regularly and taking over so yeah. No, I don’t see it a last question in this section: Tom Hamilton ESPN. I Frank I’m just wondering on Christian pillar such what sort of improvements have you seen this season? Where, perhaps do you want to see him, I guess over the next year or so, and what you hope to see from another weekend? Well, I’ve seen really improvement in him and his all around game I think, coming to the Premier League, was very difficult because of the physical nature of the league and in we have to remember how how Young Christian is and also the summer they’d had, and I Think he found those physical demands pretty strong in the beginning, and now your sin and deal with those better.
I think a lot of that can be credit to himself and how he’s approached it. He’S works a lot without strength and conditioning coach, Adam burrows, who’s, fantastic, but they’ve worked together, so it’s Christian that has to take on a responsibility has nothing physically that’s helped him, but also just his talent is coming through. I want probably looking forward to probably see you know more of what he’s show him in recent time, which is goals and assists because that’s, what the best in the world do in that position.