Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero has outlined the differences between former manager Frank Lampard and his successor Thomas Tuchel. The veteran Chelsea goalkeeper reckons that Frank Lampard’s approach is in line with the traditional English brand of attacking football, while Thomas Tuchel favors a more creative and tactical ideal.
After a run of poor results, Chelsea FC decided to replace club legend Frank Lampard with Tuchel as a manager in January.
Since then, things have picked up under the former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund manager. Tuchel has guided the Blues to a 14-match unbeaten run, reclaiming a Premier League top-four spot, and had advanced to the latter stages of the FA Cup and Champions League knockout rounds.
Willy Caballero, who is yet to make an appearance under the new manager has gone to compare his former manager Lampard to his replacement Thomas Tuchel.
“Obviously talking about the coach, what one does well and what the other does well, is uncomfortable,” the Chelsea goalkeeper told 90min.
“Because they are there for something. If we have to have them as coaches, it is because they are good. They convince you of the football they want to carry out and we are the workers, the ones who carry out that plan.”
“Undoubtedly, with Frank, we had a more direct idea of the game, basically English football. To attack fast, attack on the wings, move centrally or attack one side and finish on the other but with quite a bit of verticality.”
“The football he liked was very dizzying, with quick movements of the ball. He also liked attacking and counter-attacking.”
“Now with Tuchel, it’s more about combining, playing with the ball. We create more. He almost tells us how the match will develop, where the opponent’s key aspects are, their strengths and their weaknesses.”
“With his ideas, from how he has achieved his teams to play well, he says to us what players we would need to be more involved in order to play brighter and follow his plan. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but the idea of playing [is there].”