Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho fessed up to what was said during touchline spat between the two.
Both managers seemed to be at odds during a Carabao Cup tie between Chelsea and Tottenham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The game ended 1-1 in normal time but Spurs came out the winner through penalties. Lampard and Mourinho enjoyed massive success at West London together, winning two Premier League titles amongst other honours. However, a reunion on the touchline was not what fans expected.
Speaking on the incident, Lampard said, “We were having some fun on the line. I get on well with Jose and I think he said that to me. I commented on the fact that he seemed to speak more with the referee than he speaks with his players so it is just a moment with us.
“I have a huge respect for Jose, no matter what he says on the touchline. I think he was feeling the sense of the first half and how it was. All was well at the end of the game and that will never change.”
Mourinho told reporters, “With Frank, the most important thing is my feelings towards him rather than any words we exchanged. I owe him everything he gave me, he always gave me everything he had as a player and I never forget that.
“My feelings towards him will always be feelings of how much I owe him for how much of an incredible player, friend he was.
“The only thing I was telling him, just an opinion of an old coach to a young talented coach, which was when the players need us it is when they are losing, when they are winning we don’t need to be the protagonists of the touchline, we need to be there when they are losing.
“In the last match when they were losing 3-0 [against West Brom] I felt really sorry for him because he was sad and quiet in his chair. In terms of football I can’t teach him anything, he knows football, it is just an opinion, stay on the touchline when your team is losing and stay calm when your team is winning.”