Every word Frank Lampard said on Billy Gilmour, lockdown and challenging Liverpool for the title

On Peter Bonetti

“Very, very sad news I think for Chelsea.

“A Chelsea legend as you said and I think for football in general.

“My memories of watching him as a player and meeting him. What a gentleman he was.

“He was working in hospitality when I first arrived. So friendly with family who came to games and had time for everybody.

“A gentleman and huge loss as I say to Chelsea and to football.”

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On the challenges of self-isolation

“It’s challenging. But not as challenging as it is for some people, as we know what tough times these are at the minute.

“It is challenging in the fact it is new and unprecedented, and we don’t know how long this is going to last for.

“You try to do the right thing, you try to stay in contact with the players, but when you don’t have that line as we are so used in football to schedules and routines.

“It has been important to do a lot of work myself and the staff. I’ve got great staff with me at the club, the gym and fitness coaches.

“Then you try and keep in touch with the players. Before there were a lot of them and some were in isolation. Some have families, some don’t.

“There are different situations and we done our best to try and get through it. But of course football gets put into perspective at these times we are all trying to get through what is a difficult time.”

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Missing being around the players?

“Yeah a lot.

“I think it has given us time for reflection. So one bonus in a football sense is time out of the routine and almost madness of a game every three days.

“I suppose this has given me time to reflect on the season. But you do miss that day to day feeling of being with the players, being with your staff and trying to improve daily.

“But it is very hard to do that from the comfort of your own home. So I have…


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