Chelsea star finally speaks after Lampard's departure, goes emotional

Chelsea star finally speaks after Lampard's departure, goes emotional

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
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- Mason Mount has heaped praises on departed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard

- The youngster flourished under the English manager since they were together in 2018

- Former Dortmund and PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has replaced Lampard after his 18 months spell at Stamford Bridge

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Mason Mount has shown appreciation to sacked Chelsea boss Frank Lampard saying he has nothing but praise and gratitude for him, Daily Mail.

After a year and a half at Stamford Bridge, the Blues had to relieve Lampard of his duties and bring in another, Thomas Tuchel.

Chelsea star finally speaks after Lampard's departure, makes emotional statement about English boss
Mason Mount says all he has for Frank Lampard is praise and gratitude. Photo by Robin Jones
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Mount has become a key member of the present Chelsea squad and the England national team with the help of Lampard in the last two seasons.

And the 22-year-old has insisted that he is grateful to the English manager and declared that he 'means a lot' to him.

Mount said.

"It's not a nice time, it is a tough time for the club.
"I've been here for a very long time and seen managers depart from afar while being in the academy but when you're in the first team building and it happens, it's a different feeling.
"He's [Lampard] been very important to me. He brought me to Derby, gave me the playing time and I learnt so much under him there before coming back to Chelsea and continuing my learning.
"I have nothing but praise and gratitude for everything he's given me as a player on and off the pitch. I've definitely grown as a player as well so he obviously means a lot to me."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Frank Lampard has been known to be a no-nonsense manager since he became manager of Chelsea in the summer of 2018.

Though the English boss was shown the door in the past few days, a photo of a framed listed fines was leaked online with Lampard's signature endorsing it, Mirror reports.

Knowing fully well about the youthful squad, Lampard included fines for players who returned for pre-season late to not making it on time for treatment and many more.

All the fines totalled up to £53,500 and to make matters worse, any fine that was not paid within two weeks was doubled.

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