Mourinho, Lampard In War Of Words After Chelsea Thrashing

By Ikenga Chronicles August 12, 2019

Mourinho, Lampard In War Of Words After Chelsea Thrashing

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho are in a war of words after the 4-0 defeat suffered by the Blues against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Frank Lampard, in what seems like a reply, lashed out at the former Manchester United manager for criticizing his team selection and debutant, Mason Mount.

Mourinho was of the opinion that Lampard should have started with players who offered more experience and “know how” against Manchester United.

The Portuguese claims that the likes of N’Golo Kante, Marcos Alonso and Olivier Giroud are not short of full fitness.

Mourinho, speaking on Sky Sports, also suggested that Mount, striker Tammy Abraham and defender Andreas Christensen, did not offer enough for “a match of this dimension”.

But Lampard said he was not interested in what the critics had to say and was surprised to hear Mourinho had singled out Mount.

“He didn’t like the performance of Mason Mount? Did he say Mason Mount?” Lampard asked, clearly shocked.

“I can’t drag people out of the medical room, whether they’re experienced or not. The players we played today, and on the bench, are the players we have.

“I don’t have to be too concerned about what anyone else says – the pundits – but what is clear is the squad is the squad we’ve got and I believe in it.

“We were clearly the better team for 45 or even 60 minutes, but we made individual errors that led to four goals from five shots. That’s the harsh reality.”