‘Frank Lampard is a tactical genius’

FRANK LAMPARD is a ‘tactical genius’, insists Everton star Anthony Gordon.

Before Chelsea the boss, 43, has inspired the Toffees to two wins in his first three games, including last weekend 3-0 against Leeds United at Goodison Park.

Frank Lampard is a huge fan of Anthony Gordon


Frank Lampard is a huge fan of Anthony GordonCredit: Getty

And Gordon, 20 years old, believes Lampard deserve more respect for their management ability.

He said: “I feel the trust he has in me. He speaks to me every day.

“He’s an unbelievable manager and he’s surprised me, really, with how good he is tactically.

“For one thing, the tactics come from foreign managers and they are geniuses but we need to start recognizing young British managers, such as gaffers.

“He’s a tactical genius and I’m promoting that. I’m learning from him every day, things I’ve never heard before.

“It’s the little details that make us faster and more aggressive. He wants to push us higher and although it may not seem like much, those little details really go a long way in a game. like this.


“It’s about knowing how to get the little details right and what they’re doing for the team. It shows in the performance along with the results.”

Gordon has been a shining light for Everton in a disappointing campaign so far.

The winger got a assist in 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in December, before scoring twice against Brighton in the penultimate Premier League game played by Rafael Benitez.

He has started all three of Lampard’s games in charge – scoring one goal and providing an assist in the win over Leeds.

Anthony is a standout person for me. I really liked some of the attributes he showed before I arrived

Frank Lampard

After that performance, Lampard heaped praise on his hometown winger, saying: “Did he surprise me? No, because I’ve watched a lot of him and I’ve analyzed it. accumulate a lot of matches before entering the field.”

“Anthony is a standout for me. I really liked some of the traits he showed before I arrived.

“But you never know until you get here, and from the first day of training he was hooked – he wanted to listen and he wanted to learn.

“It’s a great talent and a work ethic. When you’re an Everton player like he is now and the fans see that in him.

“He’s also got talent and I don’t want to stress that, he can go a long way in the game.

“I can tell how much he wants it, and it’s on me and the staff to get that out of him.”

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Gordon, 20, seems to have made a new friend in Dele Alli


Gordon, 20, seems to have made a new friend in Dele AlliCredit: Getty ‘Frank Lampard is a tactical genius’


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