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Hard for players to stay focused, says Chelsea coach Lampard

Hard for players to stay focused, says Chelsea coach Lampard

Frank Lampard has admitted it is hard for players to remain focused and motivated during the coronavirus pandemic with the fact that no one knows when football will return.

With the Premier League suspend at least until 30th April, Chelsea players continue to train at home as they wait for the resume date to be announced.

"It is very difficult at the moment because we have got nothing concrete in front of us," Lampard told Chelsea's 'The 5th Stand' official club app via FaceTime.

"We have seen that things can change very quickly, so we can only go by the dates we have been given but daily or probably weekly we are looking at it, saying: 'well, how do we train? What does it look like? The last thing I want to do when the players are in this position is to try and push and push and push (them) for no reason."

On motivation

"This situation has obviously been changing frequently from the start and it is all new ground. I've just let them know that I am there for them individually because these are tough times whether it's emotionally, physically everything we have to be there for the players."

"Motivation can be slightly put to the side. I think the motivation at the moment for everyone is how their families are, how their relatives are, how we all see the outside world, and sometimes the realization probably that there are things which are a lot more important than football."

"However much we love Chelsea and are fortunate to do our jobs, this has certainly hit home for that. For me, my message to the players has always been looking after your family at this time. The motivation I suppose will come with doing the basic things you do to keep fit and live as well as you can at this moment.

"Then of course when we can get the group together and concentrate on how this is going to look forward, then the players will be motivated."





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