One of the images left by the party of the Carabao Cup between Tottenham and the Chelsea (1-1, 5-4 on penalties) was the discussion they staged Jose Mourinho and his disciple Frank Lampard when the ‘blues’ were ahead on the scoreboard. The Portuguese faced one of the assistants and Frank intervened.
In the press room, Mourinho explained that “all I did was give him my opinion. My opinion of a coach with a certain age for a talented young man was that the players need us there (on the touchline) when they are losing. When they win, we don’t have to be the protagonists in the band. They need us to be there when they are losing and in the last game, when they lost 3-0, I felt bad because I saw him sad and quiet in his place. He knows football and is a fantastic coach. It’s just an opinion: stay in the band when your team is losing and relax when they win ”.
Lampard, for his part, said that “we have had a good time in the band. I get along well with Jose and I think about what he told me. I commented to him that it seemed that he spoke more with the referee than with the players. I have a lot of respect for José even though we have told each other whatever in the band ”.
Mourinho commented that “with Frank the important thing is my feelings towards him and not what we tell you. I will always feel indebted to him for everything he did for me. He gave me everything as a player and I will never forget him. I will always feel indebted to him for what a great player, friend and professional he was ”.