Kovacic hoping to learn from Lampard
Midfielder Mateo Kovacic hopes working under Frank Lampard will help him score more goals for Chelsea in the coming seasons.
Kovacic spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid and made 32 Premier League appearances for Mauricio Sarri’s side.
However, he failed to score a single goal while also returning a blank from 19 outings in other competitions.
Sarri has now departed the west Londoners and playing legend Lampard will be in the dugout next term, with the squad already busy at work in pre-season.
Lampard scored an incredible 211 goals from 648 appearances in all competitions for the Blues and Kovacic, who has now penned permanent terms, admits he will pick the former England star’s brains on how to add goals to his game.
‘I’m looking forward to working with him a lot,’ he told the club’s official website.
‘He was an amazing player and he showed last season that he is a good coach as well.
I’m looking forward to learning how to score from him because he scored quite a lot and me not so much last season.
‘I’m maybe not exactly the same type of midfielder as he was but he had some strong abilities, especially scoring goals.
He was a hard worker so I’m looking forward to being better in this aspect, in working hard, fighting on the pitch and scoring goals.’