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Frank Lampard Responds After Remarkable Bielsa Press Conference

Frank Lampard Responds After Remarkable Bielsa Press Conference

Frank Lampard began his post-match press conference following Wednesday evening's penalty shootout win against Southampton in the FA Cup by asking the media if they were ready for his presentation.

"We do analysis too, by the way, as does every manager," added Lampard.

It was a reference to a remarkable hour-long Powerpoint presentation which Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa had given earlier in the evening. The Argentine showed journalists the level of analysis which he and his backroom team do on every opponent.

Bielsa said that he has watched all 51 of Derby's games from last season. Put to Lampard that Bielsa gave the impression that he knows more about Derby than their manager, Lampard responded:

He gave an impression of himself. I haven’t seen Pep Guardiola give that, I haven’t seen Jurgen Klopp give that, [Mauricio] Pochettino give that. They do it behind closed doors, definitely, but they don’t do it to the public.

It's really simple. It's probably a nice eye-opener for the fans to see it [the analysis] because most of these things are done behind closed doors. They're done everywhere so there's no amazement from anyone who works in football, would not be amazed in the slightest, it's par for the course.

Lampard did admit that he was surprised that Bielsa has spoken about the tactics of other teams. "It's incredible," said Lampard.

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