As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Mourinho told Chelsea manager Lampard: Only get off the bench if you're losing!

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho lifted the lid on his touchline chat with Frank Lampard.

Mourinho was involved in a war of words with the Chelsea boss during their Carabao Cup clash on Tuesday, which Spurs won on penalties.

Asked about the incident after the game, Mourinho revealed he told his former player Lampard to only get off his bench if his team was losing.

The Portuguese was referencing Chelsea's 3-3 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Lampard was pictured slumped in his chair when his side went down 3-0 to the Baggies.

"With Frank the most important thing is my feelings towards him rather than any words we exchanged," Mourinho told reporters.

"I owe him everything he gave me, he always gave me everything he had as a player and I never forget that. My feelings towards him will always be feelings of how much I owe him for how much of an incredible player, friend he was.

"The only thing I was telling him, just an opinion of an old coach to a young talented coach, which was when the players need us it is when they are losing, when they are winning we don't need to be the protagonists of the touchline, we need to be there when they are losing.

"In the last match when they were losing 3-0 I felt really sorry for him because he was sad and quiet in his chair. In terms of football I can't teach him anything, he knows football, it is just an opinion, stay on the touchline when your team is losing and stay calm when your team is winning."

About the author

Freddie Taylor

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free