Frank Lampard has just been giving his post-match press conference, and Marcos Alonso was top of the agenda after scoring twice in the game.
Lampard noted that Alonso has had “a big week,” but also stated that “I don’t want my left back top of the scoring charts.”
“I want our attacking players scoring goals and they haven’t [been],” the frustrated Lampard went on.
You can see the quote from the Chelsea coach in the Tweet embedded here:
Frank Lampard: "Marcos Alonso has had a big week but I don't want my left-back top of the scoring charts.
“I want our attackers scoring goals and they haven't." pic.twitter.com/xEqdOTkRYt
— Talk Chelsea (@talkchelsea) February 29, 2020
It’s a fair comment. As much as it’s a weapon having a goalscoring like defender like Alonso in your team, and as much as Lampard has intelligently worked towards that advantage by playing a system that uses wing backs, it’s not enough to go on for a whole season.
Alonso will pop up with goals regularly, but the rest of the team need to put him in a position where he’s not the only one capable of finding the net, and a position where his goals will be winners and goals to put us out of sight in games, rather than just equalisers.