Chelsea winger Pedro has spoken of the high intensity training that the players have been partaking in since ‘legend’ Frank Lampard’s appointment as head coach, report the Mirror.
Pedro has worked under some of the best managers on the planet throughout his illustrious career and now has the opportunity to work under Lampard during his swansong.
The Spaniard arrived too late at Chelsea to be given the opportunity to play alongside the club’s record goalscorer, but will remember what he’s capable of having come up against him in the Champions League.
Lampard’s quality as a player alone ought to have earned him respect among the players who didn’t have the privilege of playing alongside him, and it appears as though Pedro recognises that.
Pedro is quoted by the Mirror explaining how he is enjoying training under Lampard and explained what sort of things they have been focusing on in training – and also referred to him as a ‘legend’:
“We’ve been training really hard with Frank this week.”
“It’s very hard work, high intensity. We’re pressing a lot without the ball, when we’ve got the ball we have to move it quickly, and in transition (we have to be) very good.”
“It’s very good to work under Frank. He’s a legend at this club. He’s a very good coach with very good ideas but it’s only five days working with him and for the future we have to prepare very well this month.”
There’ll be no respite under Lampard throughout this pre-season campaign, which is exactly how it should be. We’ll find out along the way if Pedro’s legs have enough left in them to keep pace.