Chelsea keeper Willy Caballero has revealed just how impressed he’s been with Frank Lampard’s management during an interview with the club’s official website.
Caballero has played under countless managers throughout his lengthy career, but even at the grand old age of 37, he appears to have been rejuvenated by the appointment of Lampard as head coach.
The Argentine played alongside Lampard during his short stint as a Manchester City player, which we have all conveniently to forget ever happened since it became clear that his return was on the cards.
Caballero was impressed with what he saw then, and Lampard is continuing to make a good impression on the veteran goalkeeper now. Willy is quoted by the club’s official website saying:
“I played with Frank for a season at Man City and even then you could see that he had those leadership skills in his character.” (…)
“It’s been superb with Frank so far. The way he spoke to us on the first day was amazing and he’s been great so far.”
“He told us how he wants us to play, his ideas, how he wants us to train and how much work we must put in to be successful. He explained what it means to play for Chelsea and we are all excited to work under him.”
“He played at this club for a long time and won many trophies here, and he wants the same for us as players and for him as the head coach. We have to be ready to work hard, he’s told us that, and that we have a lot of talent in the squad. It’s an exciting time to be at the club.”
Lampard is undoubtedly going to elect Kepa Arrizabalaga as his starting goalkeeper when the Spaniard eventually joins up with the squad, but Caballero will have a role to play in cup competitions.
Even knowing that he will be playing a bit-part role, Willy has still become excited by having Lampard holding the reins. That tells you everything you need to know about our manager.