Pleased with a win and clean sheet at home?
“Pleased. None of these games are easy and I know that because I’ve played in them.
“They made changes, we did and I was pleased with our approach in the first half, not so much with the second because I wanted us to kick on and show relentless we could be in doing what we were doing well, particularly down the right hand side, that’s me being picky but I think that’s what we have to aspire to for the levels we want to sustain to be better.”
Thoughts on Callum Hudson-Odoi’s performance?
“A good performance and pleased to see him high up the pitch, pleased to see him being aggressive in how he gets at people which is what he is there for. He gets his goal with a great strike.
“It’s been an interesting twelve months for him considering how young he is, when you take that into account. Last year everyone was talking about him for different reasons. He gets a terrible injury, he comes back very early and when he did come back there were issues getting him tip top.
“In terms of the injury it had been. Then he is in the spotlight because of who he is and the new contract. It was a nice step forward for him today. Next time it will be can you do more, can you do this, can you do that?”
Frank Lampard and Jody Morris during the FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)
How long does it take to get a player back from an injury like that?
“Depends on the player and the injury. When Callum comes back when you are a player of speed and sharpness that’s your one of your main weapons. When you have had an injury that severe that weapon is held back. There is a lot of strength work he needs to do.
“Generally anyway because he is a young player, like with Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Stuff on the pitch and in the gym now we’re getting him towards the point where he has that acceleration.
“As a player he is 19 and he has had that injury so…