Lampard names 3 aspects of his job during pre-season
- The manager needs to have 'absolute belief' in the players.
- He has to work hard with the team before the start of the campaign.
- A clear pattern of the playing style must be established.
Frank Lampard talked to the journalists two days before the first game of Chelsea's pre-season tour in Japan.
The team has had only two games with the new manager in charge, and he is only getting acquainted with their abilities.
"My job is to have absolute belief in the players and that’s what training has started to give me," Lampard said as cited by the club's official website. "I can see quality and attitude through the squad.
"I have inherited very good players. We can’t bring players in, we know that, but I am very happy with the squad and determined for us to be successful.
"When you know where you’re at it absolutely homes in what is important: the club together, players, staff and fans, giving everything to improve daily, to improve game by game. It helps my focus.
"With the squad we have, we can be really competitive this year.
"My job now is to work hard with them in pre-season. I like my team to play with a lot of energy and speed, with and without the ball. If we lose the ball I want to win it back as quickly as I can.
"When we have the ball I want to move the ball quickly and create chances to win games and to play football we enjoy. That’s my job now."