Aguero backs ‘funk shedder’ Lampard to play a key role in developing ‘great kid’ at Chelsea

Will Ford
Aguero Lampard

Sergio Aguero has backed “great pro” Frank Lampard to play a key role in the development of a “great kid” under his watch at Chelsea.

Lampard picked up his first win as interim Chelsea boss as the Blues beat Bournemouth 3-1 on Saturday, after a run of six consecutive defeats having taken temporary charge at Stamford Bridge.

The club legend agreed to take the helm until the end of the season following the sacking of Graham Potter, with Chelsea expected to announce Mauricio Pochettino as their new permanent manager from the end of the season.

Lampard has received plenty of criticism in his short time back at Chelsea, with results and performances getting even worse from what was already a very low bar under Potter, but Aguero – who briefly played with Lampard at Manchester City – believes his former teammate can play a key role in developing Enzo Fernandez.

The Argentinian has enjoyed quite the year, moving to Benfica in the summer before earning a £107m move to Chelsea having won the World Cup with his country, and Aguero reckons he will be learning a lot under Lampard.

“Not many people get a chance to learn from the best,” Aguero told Stake.

“I tried to do that during my career, and I’ve picked up teachings that I’ll carry with me forever.

“Frank Lampard’s experience will certainly be useful for Enzo Fernandez. He’s a great kid, and you can tell he wants to keep on growing.’

On Lampard’s underwhelming return to Stamford Bridge, Aguero added: “Frank clearly loves Chelsea.

“If you ask me, this love is what propelled him to the helm of the club in this tough moment.

“Very few people can shed off the funk and give it all for their team. But I believe he can, and that’s something that should be admired, despite the results.

“I wish Frank the best – he’s a great pro, and an even better person.”

Chelsea host Nottingham Forest on Saturday before a very tough end to the season sees them play Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle.

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