The Chelsea former legend, Frank Lampard has shown lack of interest in the reports linking him with a return to Chelsea due to his absolute focus on getting Derby into the Premier League.
When asked about the speculation surrounding Chelsea, Lampard replied: “I’ve said it a few months ago [response to links] and I find it quite difficult because they have a game coming up. More importantly for me, we have a game before that. They also have a manager in (Maurizio) Sarri who is trying to get them to win that [Europa League] final”.
“It’s been a bit of an obvious link all season. We’ve had a good year and I get linked because of my 13 years with the club. I understand the link but in terms of how I’m seeing it, I don’t want to think or talk about it. I want to talk about Monday, I want to talk about the team and get this over the line.”
Frank Lampard has really enjoyed an impressive first season in management, leading Derby to a sixth-place finish before beating Leeds over two legs to reach Wembley.
It seems the Chelsea former legend is kind enough to repay the faith shown to him. He said, “to the Derby fans, my focus all year is how well I can do in this job.This club gave me an opportunity and I want to finish this season as well as I can. That’s why I’m focused on this game. I’m thankful for that opportunity”.