Frank Lampard responds to Carabao Cup touchline spot with Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has described his touchline row with Tottenham counterpart Jose Mourinho as ‘fun’ during the clubs’ Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday night, with each coach going back and forth. doing.

At one point, Mourinho was heard calling out Lampard for seemingly barking more instructions at his players in winning positions than losing.

The two managers called each other out / Poll / Getty Images

“We were having some fun on the line,” Lampard commented afterwards, via

“I’m fine with Jose and he told me. I commented on the fact that he seems to talk to the referee more than his players, so it was just a moment for us.

“I have a lot of respect for Jose regardless of what we say on the touchline. I think he was probably feeling the first half and how it was but at the end of the game everything was fine and it never was. will change

Chelsea took the lead in the tie early in the first half when Timo Werner scored his first goal for the club of the summer. But Erik Lamela equalized for Spurs shortly before the end in north London and it was the hosts who won the penalty shootout after Mason Mount missed the decisive kick.

Spurs win on penalties after Mason Mount misses / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Lampard described it as a ‘disappointing night’ in the wake of being knocked out of the Cup, but insisted Mount would maintain their full support.

The other big takeaway of the night from Chelsea’s perspective was an impressive debut for new £22m goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, which Lampard called ‘very good’.

Lampard explained: “He made two good saves, one particularly good one. He caught a few balls and one when he came for it and didn’t catch it, the idea that he wanted to and wanted to be positive. Not a bad thing. I was really happy with every part of his game.

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