Frank Lampard responds to Mourinho criticism over Man utd loss
Frank Lampard hits back at Jose Mourinho criticism on squad selection after heavily defeated from Manchester United last day at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho who joins Skysports as a pundit, claimed Lampard mistaken on squad selection after pick young players for his first competitive game in charge.
Lampard started with Tammy Abraham,21, and Mason Mount, 20, with Mourinho suggesting he should have picked Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante instead.
Mourinho, speaking on Sky Sports, said “If Kante can play 30-35 minutes, he can start the game. If he lasts only one hour, then he lasts one hour.
“My feeling is that today they had a possibility to play with more know-how.
“Marcos Alonso was on the bench, Kante was on the bench, Giroud was on the bench.
“You look to the performance of Mason Mount, the performance of Tammy Abraham, you look to the performance even of Andreas Christensen and for matches of this dimension you need a little bit more.
But Lampard dismissed Mourinho’s criticism and said: “I don’t have to be too concerned about what anyone else says, the pundits, but what is clear is the squad is the squad we’ve got and I believe in it.
“I can’t drag people out of the medical room, whether they’re experienced or not. The players we played today, and on the bech, are the players we have.
“We were missing internationals and big players, but I don’t want that to be an excuse. We were competing for long periods.
“We made four mistakes and they put them away. It is a reality check for us all. It wasn’t a 4-0 game for long periods, but we need to accept it.”