Chelsea attacker Willian has said that it feels strange and weird to play under Frank Lampard albeit the club’s ambition of winning title remains the same. The Brazilian, who arrived at the Stamford Bridge in 2013, is now taking instructions from a man he once shared a pitch and a dressing room with.
Lampard made a slow start to his tenure at Chelsea but the club are now back to winning ways, with a lot of young players coming to the fore and taking up massive responsibilities.
“He was an intelligent player, one of the best in his position,” Willian told the Blues’ official website of Lampard.
“A quality player. When you see players like him you can say maybe in the future he can become a manager, and he’s here with us!”
“It’s a bit weird he is my boss now, but I am very happy to work with him again. He has given me the confidence to play. He wants me to be happy.”
“A part of the performances I have had in the past couple of games I have to dedicate to him. He always says to me ‘I want you to be happy’. That’s why I have been playing like I have been.”
“I think our style of play has helped me, but not only that. The freedom he gives to us is important as well. I don’t have to stay on the right side. I can move around, I can move between the lines, I can move to the left side as well.”
“I feel good playing in this way and that’s why I have been playing better and better. I hope to continue like this.”
“If you play for this club you have to think about winning titles because Chelsea always wants to win.”
“We know there’s a new coach, a new philosophy, but we can win something important. That’s what I want.”
Chelsea will resume their Premier League campaign when they welcome Newcastle to London this week.
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