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EPL: Chelsea Boss Speaks Up On Salah And Mane's Saga

EPL: Chelsea Boss Speaks Up On Salah And Mane's Saga

Frank Lampard has decided to speak up concerning the saga with Liverpool's forwards, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah.

Salah and Mané had a little fall out with each other in their match against Burnley. Mané was annoyed because Salah refused to pass the ball as the Egyptian wanted to see himself.

According to Soccernet.ng, the Blues coach supported both of them as he even talked about a similar incident happening when he was playing at Chelsea...

They are both in the right. They are competitive lads. I played with players who demanded the ball to their feet when I shot and vice versa, I demanded they passed to me when they shot. That edginess about football, that professional competition amongst the group is good as long as it does not overstep the mark, and that is probably the job of the manager. They both want to score goals, they are hungry, they are competitive, they want to be winners and when they play like they do, that is the answer. If they are not playing well enough and not performing, and you see that kind of thing going on then the manager would maybe ask many more questions, but these boys are really driven and I like it.

EPL: Chelsea Boss Speaks Up On Salah And Mane's Saga

Lampard said it was in 2002 he had a similar argument with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink...

I remember being in the dressing room with him after I scored at Southampton and he complained that I had not passed to him in the game and I should have passed to him at a different moment from when I scored my goal. He was saying you scored one, you are just trying to score another one and not pass to me – and this from the man who shot 20 times a game! But that was Jimmy and it is what football is about. It is different personalities, and strikers have to have an element of selfishness about them. I had it as a midfield player, I wanted to be good individually and I wanted to be part of a winning team, and you can’t have a perfect ambience around a team all the time. It is good for players to test each other.

The Chelsea boss also had more to say on the issue between him and his Chelsea teammate...

Jimmy probably ignored me for a couple of days and we probably spoke again after that. There was no big issue but I remember it and as you get older you respect him for it, and that made Jimmy the force he was at the time too.

Jürgen Klopp's side would be hosted by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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