Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea – Frank Lampard FULL Post Match Press Conference – SUBTITLES

Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea – Frank Lampard FULL Post Match Press Conference – SUBTITLES


Changes were quick and decisive but did you
get it wrong initially? I don’t think we got it wrong because when
you go and play as you did at Tottenham last week, I’d have questioned my sanity if I came
to Arsenal, played four [at the back] and it went that way in the first half. For me the main thing in the first half an
hour wasn’t the tactics. It was the spirit, the fight of the team. They were quicker.
We were lethargic. They were brave. We weren’t, we were nervous. That was the main thing. I could have made the changes after 10 minutes
and that is not Emerson, that’s probably any of the players to change it slightly because
it’s hard to convey a message with your voice on the sidelines in this atmosphere. Sometimes
it has to be a gesture. We changed and it got better. It wasn’t so much the three but Mikel Arteta
isn’t silly. He saw us play well at Tottenham and he found a way to pin our five back. We
had three men marking one at the back. They had numbers in midfield and won all the second
balls. It had to change. A great show of character to keep going? Yeah and I don’t want to sit here and declare
we are full of spirit because we haven’t done it enough this season. It’s a great sign for
us and a message for the players now we’ve won that game to see the difference it makes
from turning up to a game at this level and atmosphere without having it. We had it in the second half until the end:
the fight, the desire to keep pushing and keep pushing. We controlled every part of
the second half apart from one or two breakaways. But with us at the minute you do worry if
we’re going to score. That’s been our problem at home – control that we’re not going to
score. It took a mistake from their point of view
for us to score to get the belief. Then Willian and Tammy had the energy and nous to get the
[winning] goal. Players talking in the tunnel at the break? I like that. They should be because I don’t
want 11 quiet players who get on with it and trot out again. I said my piece and it was
pretty firm but as I said you can’t come here and have nothing about you. If anything, win, lose or draw, I wasn’t so
bothered in terms of how I saw the second half coming. It was about showing something
here because we have to, we’re Chelsea and we can’t just roll up with 3,000 fans travelling
across London to watch us. Then the lads started talking. It was aggressive,
which was a good thing. Response must please you? It was everything I wanted. We’ve been rightly
questioned recently. Everton away being a good one. They had life breathed into them
by a new manager and didn’t react and we were quiet after the game in the dressing room.
I didn’t like it. Southampton and some of our home games recently,
we’ve shown we’re lacking something. It’s not a turning point because it will only be
a turning point if we show something going forward, that we can have a right go and win
a game in a different way. Last week we won at Tottenham by playing really
good football from beginning to end. Today we won by showing some fighting spirit. If
we can put them together we’ll have a chance. Jorginho lucky not to get a second yellow? It was one of those where it certainly could
have been a second yellow. In a London derby a lot of those fouls happen. Some happen earlier
in the game don’t get given a yellow or maybe they do. We might have struck a bit of luck with that
one. But there have been times where I might have been moaning about not getting a bit
of luck in other games. I don’t think it was absolutely clearcut and
maybe you make your own luck sometimes. With the way we played and the way Jorginho played,
he was a big catalyst for the change when we came on and not just because he was the
sub. It was more that he was winning second balls and showing that kind of character. We got a slice. Like to see the aggression? I don’t think we can get to where we want
to be without aggression. People can talk about us dominating, having the majority of
possession in every game we’ve played in the Premier League this season. That’s a lovely
thing, a great stat that looks really good. But at the same time we’re fourth for a reason.
So can we get more aggressive, be more clinical in the box, do small details better? Then
we’ll have a chance. What are you learning about yourself? I suppose I’m always questioning myself. That’s
kind of how I am anyway. After Southampton I questioned were we right to go three at
the back again, questioned the personnel and could I have made differences. As a manager
you can’t dwell on that because you can become a bag of nerves consistently questioning yourself. It’s more about, for me, working really closely
with the staff that I have got because we have huge trust. Tariq Lamptey, for instance,
is a credit to Jody Morris and Joe Edwards. When we sat in the past two days and we knew
Azpilicueta had a small injury and Reece James was injured, we were looking at options for
a right wing back and they said believe in him and trust in him because they did. For me I listened to that. We felt it was
the right time to bring him into the game and he was a real catalyst because we were
getting down the sides and he gave us a little more edge to that. I learn consistently. There’s not one thing
but I learn to listen closely to the staff, try and be firm when making decisions and
always question yourself. And I suppose you learn as well that when you lose like we did
against Southampton, the important thing when you wake up the next morning is to think about
Arsenal and not be too up and down. You need to be level, otherwise it’s not too
good for your health. Hence why I am a bit fluey at
the minute. What’s Lamptey’s contract situation? We’ll see. He’s talking with the club and
hopefully he feels a bit of love from today as we’ve parachuted him in. He was actually
on his Christmas break when we called him in yesterday. He trained and then played. I’d seen him when I was doing my coaching
badges and you do a lot of hours with the academy and youth team. I saw him train a
lot and I know he has a different dimension as a right-sided wing back. He has pace, low centre of gravity and can
go by people. Of course he wants to work on his end product and all the last bits. My question to Jody when he came on was whether
he had got the confidence and personality to deal with this, a tough game with responsibility
to try and turn it. Jody said ‘yeah, no problem.’ When he drove inside and slipped Tammy in
I thought it was a great example of someone coming on and being fearless. Sometimes that’s
what you get with youth. How important for Tammy to finally score against
big six club? Hopefully it will help him for sure because
he is a goalscorer. His numbers are great this year, we know that, but they can get
even better. At Tottenham last week he showed everything
you’d want to see out of him other than the goals. People will always look at if he’s
scored against the big six. I get that from the outside but I had no doubt that he will
do. I have no doubt that he will do and as he develops he will do that even more. Today
will help him going forward. The beauty of Tammy is that he will never
hide or shirk. He’s constantly wanting to get into the box. He’s hungry and that should
be the norm for strikers. But I think with a young striker when he doesn’t get a shot
away quick enough, on the first chance when David Luiz got there and the second shot was
a good bit of skill.