Frank Lampard says Sean and Matty Longstaff are ‘A Great Story’
A big game for Frank Lampard on Saturday.
If they beat Newcastle United, the West London club will definitely move into the top four, even potentially going as high as second behind Liverpool.
In contrast, Steve Bruce knows that only a win would guarantee Newcastle not slipping back into the relegation zone.
Warning against complacency, Frank Lampard says ‘It would be easy to look at us as favourites. It would be a casual mistake for us to make that a story.’
The Chelsea boss adds that he watched a ‘resilient’ Newcastle United win at Tottenham and think he knows what to expect in terms of tactics, with NUFC having a ‘template’ to get results against the likes of Spurs and potentially Chelsea.
He was also asked about the England game in Bulgaria and he thought that the national set-up dealt well with the issues.
As for the big story closer to home (for Newcastle fans), Frank Lampard says that the Longstaffs are ‘a great story and that Sea and Matty ‘Care about their club and great credit to them.’
Here’s hoping the story at 5pm on Saturday is once again all about the brothers from North Shields.
Frank Lampard press conference ahead of playing Newcastle:
“It would be easy to look at us as favourites.
“It would be a casual mistake for us to make that a story.
“We have to control what we can control, can we create chances and to make sure that we are at our best?
“I saw Newcastle (win) at Tottenham, put in some resilience.
“They have got a template to get results in that way.
“What can they do to hurt us? I expect nothing different (from what I saw at Spurs).”
Asked about Sean and Matty Longstaff:
“A great story.
“The passion they showed after the Manchester United game.
“They care about their club and great credit to them.”
Racism at England game in Bulgaria:
“I kind of remember the game (in Bulgaria) back then (in playing days), I may have been on the bench.
“I think the big progression on Monday night is that the governing body have to take a big step.
“The collective way that England dealt with it was really good to see.
“I spoke to the (Chelsea) players who were there and they are strong boys.
“They know that I am there to support them and it is a learning curve.”
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