Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has given his opinion regarding the impending Premier League restart which is being planned currently.
He feels that there has definitely been a lack of communication between the players – and their decision in this matter also counts.
“Everyone will handle those situations differently,” Lampard told Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.
Recently, Watford captain Troy Deeney spoke out about the PL restart, saying: “If I feel that I’m not looking after my family, then I’m not going to do it. I am not going to put my family at risk.”
For that, Lampard appreciated his words.
“People like Troy Deeney, you have to give the freedom to speak out, because people will be speaking from the heart.
“I think we have to upgrade that communication so players know what they’re going through, and then they can make those decisions.”
Lampard understands that the pandemic and the PL restart amidst that will not only affect players, but also their families – both physically and mentally.
“My lads, I know – and I’m sure all managers will speak in the same way – they’re good lads,” Lampard said. “Their intentions and their feelings for their families are good. They want to get here and work. They can’t wait to get back and play football.
“I think the important part of my job at the moment is a lot of empathy with the players.
“You can’t just say, ‘lads, we’re going this way’, because this is a situation none of us have known. This is not a players’ strike, it’s not a player not wanting to train, or a player having an argument with another player, this is something that has affected everyone and their families.”
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