May 20, 2022

Frank Lampard is a ‘wise genius’, claims Everton starlet Anthony Gordon.

The former Chelsea boss, 43, has impressed Taffy with two wins in his first three games, including a 3-0 win over Leeds United at Godison Park last weekend.


Frank Lampard is a big fan of Anthony Gordon.Credit: Getty

And Gordon, 20, believes Lampard deserves more respect for his management skills.

He said: “I feel like he has confidence in me. He tells me every day.

“He is an incredible manager and he has amazed me, really, how good he is strategically.

“One thing is that the strategy comes from foreign managers and they are talented but we need to start recognizing young English managers, like Ghaffar.

“She is a strategist and I am developing from her. I am learning from her every day, things I had never heard before.

“Those were the little details, to be faster and more aggressive for us. He wanted to push us to the top, and while it doesn’t seem like much, those little details go a long way in this kind of game.”

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“It’s about knowing how to get the little details and what they’re doing for the team.

Gordon has been a bright spark for Everton which has been a disappointing campaign to this day.

The winger was assisted in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in December before scoring twice against Brighton in Rafael Benitez’s last Premier League game in charge.

He has since started all three of Lampard’s matches at Helm – one goal and one assist in the win over Leeds.

Anthony was a standout for me. I liked some of the attributes he was showing before I came.

Frank Lampard

After the performance, Lampard praised his native winger, saying: “Did he surprise me? No, because I’ve seen him a lot and I’ve analyzed a lot of games before he came.

“Anthony was a standout for me. I really liked some of the traits he was showing before I came.

“But you’ll never know until you get here, and he’s been busy from day one – he wants to hear and he wants to learn.

“There’s a lot of talent and work ethic here. When you’re Everton’s guy as he is and the fans see him in it.

“He has talent and I don’t want to underestimate him. He can go a long way in the game.

“I can see how much he wants it, and it’s my job and the staff’s job to get him out of it.”

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Gordon, 20, seems to have made a new friend in Dale Alley.


Gordon, 20, seems to have made a new friend in Dale Alley.Credit: Getty

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