Frank Lampard defends Antonio Rudiger after Jose Mourinho's criticism

Frank Lampard defends Antonio Rudiger after Jose Mourinho's criticism

- Frank Lampard has issued a subtle rejoinder to Jose Mourinho's attack on Antonio Rudiger

- The German star was criticised by Spurs boss after getting Son Heung-min booked for a brutal tackle

- Lampard, in a reaction, expressed disappointment over Mourinho's comment, making a defence case for the Chelsea star

Frank Lampard, Chelsea boss, has expressed his utter disappointment over Jose Mourinho's criticism of Antonio Rudiger after his side's daring victory over Tottenham.

Blues shocked their former boss with a resounding 2-0 victory over Spurs during last weekend tie.

Willian gave some flashes of his brilliance with a perfect first-half goal. The Brazilian also netted the second from a penalty to earn all three points for his side.

Sadly, the Portuguese manager's woe was compounded after Son Heung-min was issued a red card following his kick on Antonio Rudiger.

The incident, however, got the former Real Madrid boss furious with Spurs manager throwing a subtle jibe at the German star during his post-match conference.

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Mourinho reportedly told Rudiger, who was also subjected to a racial chant, to "stand up and play."

But Lampard, who spoke after the victory, seems not to take the criticism lightly, with the Blues boss issuing a rejoinder aimed at his former boss' disrespectful attack, Mirror reports.

"With Toni, in this incident when he's having to post after the game about something we know is a huge deal (racism), I think to question his integrity in that time is disappointing for sure," Frankie said.

"Pretty universally, certainly what I heard in the commentary and the post-match reflection was that the Son incident was a red card.

The Chelsea boss also made a defence case for Rudiger, saying he will support the German star for his reaction that got Son booked.

"It wasn't brutal but it was instinctive that warrants a red card in the modern day. It was pretty clear that was the case.

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"I wouldn't question Toni's integrity on that, so I do defend Toni firmly on it," the Blues boss further submitted.

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Meanwhile, reported earlier that Isco, Real Madrid star, has been offered to Chelsea for a staggering worth of £44 million following his lack of game time with the Spanish giants.

The Spaniard has become a fading figure in the Los Blancos squad with the Real Madrid star currently having a turbulent time under Zinedine Zidane.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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