Chelsea interim coach, Frank Lampard, has claimed he has no issues with co-owner Todd Boehly visiting the changing room after every match.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Boehly entered the Chelsea dressing room after the Blues’ 2-1 home loss to Brighton at the weekend, which left the club in 11th place in the Premier League and without a win in six.
The report added that Boehly described Chelsea’s current form as “embarrassing” as he singled out one senior player signed in the summer for not performing well enough.
Speaking before Lampard’s press conference, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalga claimed Boehly comes into the changing room after “every game” – something which the caretaker boss is happy with.
Speaking on the eve of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Real Madrid, with the Blues trailing 2-0 in the tie, Lampard said of Boehly’s post-game behavior: “I am comfortable with that.
“For me, there was some criticism of our old owner about not coming and being around – and that wasn’t always true, to be fair. When an owner is very invested in the team and wants to help and improve, it’s his prerogative to have the input that they want.
“I remember, as a player, the moments of when owners came into dressing rooms. It happened first here at Chelsea and it never really happened here before. I remember being happy that you could touch them and high-five them, you could listen to them and feel them. I don’t think that’s a bad thing in terms of the identity of the club and where you want to get to.
“I have no problems with it. I have my things I want to say after the game. If an owner wants to be positive and wants to speak to the players, then it’s his part to do that.
“As Kepa said, it can be very regular in the modern day. In fact, it shows passion. That’s what I like.”