Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, is happy seeing the Bundesliga make a successful return
Football in Germany was back underway successfully last weekend, with matches played in empty stadiums, substitutes sat two metres apart on the sidelines and players celebrating goals without contact.
Lampard is convinced the measures are necessary and a better option than being unable to finish the 2019/20 season.
“It’s certainly proper football,” said Lampard in an interview for the BBC’s Football Focus, recounted on the official Chelsea website.
“There are clear things that are going to be affected, you may not get to the level of what we get with crowds because that’s why the Premier League is for me the best in the world, because our home fans drive us on and that’s why home advantage is so important but when you go away, that hostility and tribalism sometimes drives you on as well. It’s a beautiful thing.
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“Of course it’s football [the behind-closed-door games]. There will be things that are different and I’ll have to speak to the players about that but when there’s three points and when you’re playing for your team and you want to get somewhere in the league, then of course the focus is there.”