Date: 12th July 2019 at 7:07am
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On Wednesday evening, Chelsea drew 1-1 with Irish side Bohemians in the Frank Lampard first pre-season friendly, and one former legend wasn’t happy.

What’s being said

While it may have been just a pre-season fixture for some, former striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was far from happy about the outcome of the fixture.

Hasselbaink, who appeared on Chelsea’s official coverage of the game, blasted the performance of the side for a variety of reasons.

He said: “They lost the ball way too easy. Players were having too many touches, sometimes seven, eight touches and it slows the game down.”

“It might be that it’s pre-season, it might be that they’re not fit yet and it will come. For some, it might be a little too much.” (Source: The Mirror)

He’s very harsh

While pre-season does represent Lampard the opportunity to stamp his style of play on Chelsea and is quite important, to blast the players on their first game back from their break is a bit much.

Chelsea will inevitably improve as pre-season rolls on, with many of the areas Hasselbaink alluded to worked on in training.

Lampard even brought up the issue of fitness post-match and even praised his players for ‘pushing themselves to the limit’.

If Lampard felt the need to applaud the efforts of his players, then Hasselbaink is going over the top in his assessment of what was probably the first game in a month for some of these players.


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