Lampard: I don’t need new players to be successful

Date published: Tuesday 16th July 2019 9:32

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists he does not need to strengthen his squad before the new Premier League season.

The Blues are banned from signing players during the next two transfer windows until the end of January 2020, but Lampard said on his side’s pre-season tour in Japan that he was happy with the squad he has got.

“I think I’ve inherited very good players,” the former Derby manager said on Sky Sports. “We can’t bring any players in, we know that, this year, but I don’t need new players.

“I’m very happy with the squad and determined for us to be successful.”

Chelsea’s appeal against a transfer embargo for breaching rules in relation to signing youth players was turned down by FIFA in May, but Lampard is focused solely on preparing his squad.

“I know the club very well, I know the players very well. I have my own way that I want to work with the players,” he added.

“I have to say, in the one week that we’ve been training I’ve been very happy with the attitude and the qualities of the players.

“So my job now is to work hard in pre-season with them. I like my teams to play with a lot of energy, a lot of speed, with and without the ball, so if we lose the ball I want to win it back as quickly as we can.

“When we have the ball I want to move it quickly and create chances to win games and feel like we’re playing football we enjoy.”

 

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