Frank Lampard has urged Mateo Kovacic to end his goal drought!
“The quality he has shown in big parts this season, and I think the natural progression is goals and we are working on that one,” Lampard told reporters at Cobham Training Centre.
“You might see a big smile if he scores, not just from me but from the group because we know he has the quality to score and that will be the next step.
“I think it’s commonplace for players coming from a foreign league to the Premier League to have a period of settling in. And I think with Kovacic I thought there were some really good signs and positives from him last year.
“The fact he was changing in and out of the team is never easy, I get that. And now as a manager, I get that even more. I do think he feels at home now. Not that I knew how he was last year but his personality shines through in the group.
“He’s a very likeable character with a nice tough side to him, in terms of how I see him on the pitch and off the pitch. He’s a really good player. He’s now signed to the club, I get that that can make someone feel happy, and he’s been playing really well.”