Cesar Azpilicueta insists everyone loves Frank Lampard despite Chelsea draw

Cesar Azpilicueta insists everyone loves Frank Lampard despite Chelsea draw

- Cesar Azpilicueta has praised Chelsea new boss Frank Lampard despite draw in friendly

- The 29-year-old played with the Stamford Bridge legend between 2012 and 2014

- Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Irish club Bohemian in Lampard's first match in charge

Cesar Azpilicueta has insisted that everyone loves newly appointed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

The Spain international also stated that himself and the rest of the senior members of the squad are ready to help develop academy players coming through.

Azpilicueta who was Lampard's teammate between 2012 and 2014 is hoping to give his best for the boss.

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The defender said: "I watched some Derby games last season and obviously shared a dressing room with him so I know the way he was as a player and I could see in this week of training the way he wants us to play.

"Frank was here for a very long and successful period so he knows what it means to try to be better every day. Sometimes we lost games but we always wanted to win more and more.

"He’s the boss now and we will follow him obviously. Frank’s experience as a manager is one year in Derby but the football experience he has, playing at the highest level and working under a lot of very good managers, means we have nothing to be worried about.

"He has a lot of desire and passion to be the manager of Chelsea, the club he loves and where everyone loves him."

The 29-year-old played 45 minutes in Chelsea's 1-1 draw against Bohemians in Dublin which was Lampard's first match in charge.

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Lampard made 11 changes at the break and brought new legs into the match to gather more experience.

The captain added: "He is very keen to give opportunities to the younger players.

"All the senior players, we are happy and we are trying to help all of them.

“Frank knows the young players very well. His staff have been working with a lot of youngsters through the years.

"We have the best academy in England and, obviously, it is a chance for all of them to step up and to see them in the first team.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chelsea new boss Frank Lampard kicked off his reign at Stamford Bridge with a draw to Irish side, Bohemians in Dublin, on Wednesday, July 10.

Michy Batshuayi opened scoring for the Premier League side in the first eight minutes of the encounter from a stunning strike.

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