Mateo Kovacic has said that the style of football demanded by new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has impressed him.
Lampard took over at Chelsea earlier this month and has become the second manager Kovacic will play for at Chelsea. The Croatian star has been heavily impressed with Lampard’s coaching and was full of praise for the Englishman.
“I think everybody knows Frank quite well,” said Kovacic said at a press conference in Japan.
“I am getting to know him now and he seems really nice person and he has clear ideas and the team knows what he wants. He wants us to be aggressive, to be an aggressive team and to play good football.
“He wants us to be aggressive, when we have the ball to play quick with the ball, and when we don’t have the ball to recover it fast, it’s his type of play, like he was when he was a player, so he wants it to be like that as a coach as well.”
“It’s amazing to have a club legend as the coach but it’s also quite tough because training has been intense. But the players are enjoying it. I look forward to learning what I can from him. I want to make him proud and have a good season. We are looking forward to training hard and to having a successful this year under him.”