Ahead of Chelsea’s game against West Ham, Lampard has some words of sympathy for recently fired coach Unai Emery
“I wouldn’t say it was inevitable, because nothing’s inevitable in football,” he said at Friday’s pre-match news conference.
“We’re used to a few surprises, especially in the last few weeks. It’s not nice. I know the job, I work hard here and everyone wants to be successful.
“You have a work ethic and an idea, and it doesn’t always go the way you want it, and clubs then make a decision. We’re all in that category.
“It’s a shame because from the outside he looks like a man who gave everything in the role, but now he moves on.”
“We all know the ruthless nature of the game now,” he said. “Every team, every group of fans, the owner, everybody wants their team to be successful at all times.
“Individually, I understood the ruthless nature of the job being a player and now even more as a manager.
“I will just do my job. West Ham have good individuals, a good team and a good manager. It’s a London derby and we have to be ready for them.”