Kovacic says how Lampard could help him improve his weaknesses
- The Chelsea manager scored 211 goals for the club.
- Kovacic, on the other hand, has not scored for two and a half years.
- They are different types of midfielders, the Croat understands.
Mateo Kovacic will try to improve his scoring numbers now that he will be guided by no other than Chelsea's all-time top goalscorer, Frank Lampard.
Frankly speaking, the numbers cannot get worse. The last time the Croatian found the back of the net was on 29 January 2017. Kovacic opened the scoring in Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Real Sociedad.
Since then, Frank Lampard has announced his retirement, worked as a TV pundit, started his managerial career at Derby County and got offered a three-year contract at Chelsea.
Mateo admits that his finishing skills need polishing, to say the least.
"I’m looking forward to working with him a lot,’ he said about the new manager. "He was an amazing player and he showed last season that he is a good coach as well.
"I’m looking forward to learning how to score from him because he scored quite a lot and me not so much last season!
"I’m maybe not exactly the same type of midfielder as he was but he had some strong abilities, especially scoring goals.
"He was a hard worker so I’m looking forward to being better in this aspect, in working hard, fighting on the pitch and scoring goals."
Mateo Kovacic has become a permanent Chelsea player after the Blues agreed to buy him out of Real Madrid. He will, however, compete for the starting XI role with the likes of Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Mount and Drinkwater, as the bare minimum.