Ryan Bertrand played in Chelsea’s Champions League final win over Bayern Munich in 2012 before he left for Southampton in 2014.
Bertrand has revealed he took pleasure in learning from two of Chelsea’s greats, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole.
Bertrand told The Times: “I like to do finishing after training. I even had the argument when sometimes the coach will and say ‘No finishing today, rest your legs.’ But equally I’ve come from a place where I saw Lampard do it every single day.
“It’s no coincidence that he goes on to score 20 plus goals for five seasons in a row.
“When everything’s finished, he’d just walk over, bring a keeper, a slightly younger one and go with the coach and work on anything. I did join, I couldn’t help but not. I wanted to improve even though it’s not my role.”
Bertrand also praised Ashley Cole, who he competed with for a first-team spot.
“Fans will be fans, you know, on his back and even on the outside the toughest of times but his attitude to training, the way he would come out and train and play, was amazing.”