Frank Lampard Told Matteo Kovacic To Add More Goals To His Game

Frank Lampard had instructed Matteo Kovacic to add more goals to his game before the Croatian scored his first against Valencia.

Kovacic ended his long goal-drought with a low drive shot past Jasper Cillisen. He equalized just seconds after Soler put the Orange ahead in the 2-2 draw at Mestalla.

“We’ve had a lot of jokes between me and him and the whole squad and him because he’s a player of such quality that should score more goals,” Lampard said in his post-match press conference. It’s a project for me, for him and the whole staff to get him more goals and he could have scored two today. I’m delighted for him and I hope that’s the start of something new.”

Lampard was critical of his players even though he was happy with claiming a point away from home. Club captain, Cesar Azpilicueta shared the manager’s sentiments as he said, “We didn’t manage [the game] well. We had a good reaction to the first goal but when we were 2-1 up we should have created more danger, more chances.

“Valencia are a good team, they have quality, and they pushed to the end because they wanted to qualify as well. ‘It was a good game. Both teams wanted to win, they had chances, there was a penalty, VAR – everything. We’d prefer to have the three points but we have qualification in our hands against Lille at home.”

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