Frank Lampard is a ‘tactical genius’ who deserves more recognition as a manager, insists Everton youngster Anthony Gordon following their first Premier League win in eight matches
- Anthony Gordon said Frank Lampard deserved more recognition for his tactics
- The 20-year-old put in a man-of-the-match performance against Leeds United
- Gordon said coaches like Lampard needed to start being given recognition
- He also said he had been surprised at how tactically good the ex-Chelsea boss is
New Everton boss Frank Lampard has received a confidence boost from one of his team’s players who hailed him as a ‘tactical genius.’
The former Chelsea manager’s experience is limited having previously coached just two clubs before taking the Everton job but winger Anthony Gordon believes English managers like Lampard deserve more recognition.
‘There is a thing that tactics come from foreign managers and them being geniuses but we need to start giving recognition to the young English managers, such as the gaffer,’ Gordon said, as reported by the Telegraph.
Frank Lampard has been hailed as a ‘tactical genius’ after guiding Everton to a win over Leeds
‘He is a tactical genius and I am thriving off that. I’m learning from him every day, stuff I hadn’t heard before.’
Gordon received the man-of-the-match award for his part in Everton’s 3-0 win over Leeds at the weekend. The 20-year-old winger scored and assisted before receiving a standing ovation from Lampard as he left the field.
‘I feel the trust he has got in me. He tells me daily,’ Gordon said.
Man-of-the-match Anthony Gordon said coaches like Lampard deserved more recognition
‘He is an unbelievable manager and he has surprised me, really, with how good he is tactically.
‘It was those little details, for us to be faster and more aggressive. He wanted to push us higher up the pitch and while it might not seem a lot, those little details go a really long way in a game like this.
‘It’s knowing how to get the little details right and what they are doing for the team. It showed in the performance with the result.’
Gordon said he had been surprised with just how good Lampard was tactically since his arrival
Lampard is one of six English managers in the league alongside Steven Gerrard, Eddie Howe, Sean Dyche, Roy Hodgson and Graham Potter.
In his 59 Premier League matches as a boss, Lampard has won 29, drawn 11 and lost 19. During that time, his sides have scored 106 goals and conceded 80.