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Chelsea’s Azpilicueta unconcerned by Lampard’s lack of experience

Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta has said that Frank Lampard’s lack of experience will not be an issue.

Lampard returned to Stamford Bridge earlier this month, replacing Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager, having spent 13 years at the club as a player, becoming the Blues’ all-time leading scorer with 211 strikes.

He got his tenure underway with a 1-1 draw on Wednesday against League of Ireland outfit Bohemians, and Spanish full-back Cesar Azpilicueta has said that they are excited to have him as their manager.

“I’m sure that his desire, passion for being manager and this chance to be manager of Chelsea, the club he loves and the fans love him,” Azpilicueta said, as per The Telegraph.

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“All of the club, we are very excited, and the only way we can carry it is by starting and winning together, getting the feeling back of being all together as a club. Every year gets harder and harder and we have to be ready.”

Lampard takes over the West London outfit with a distinct lack of experience, with only one year of management under his belt, steering Derby to a sixth-place finish in the Championship, before being beaten by Aston Villa in the playoff final. However, Azpilicueta doesn’t think his lack of experience in the technical area will be an issue.

“He was here for a very long and very successful period, and I can only speak the way I was with him as a player and to feel the shirt was to go every day in Cobham to be better, to train hard, to behave well on and off the pitch.

“Obviously, sometimes we lost games but always we wanted to win more and more. We have to be grateful and feel the passion for the shirt. This is a big, big club. We have to take responsibility and know that there is a lot of things around us and we have to work hard to get it better.”

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