Is Frank Lampard really a good manager? Chelsea legend responds after Everton’s 4-1 defeat to Brighton

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is confident in his managerial ability despite Everton’s 4-1 defeat at Brighton.

“It was very disappointing, even in the first half, I would say,” Lampard told Sky Sports.

“It was a mistake from us for their goal, but I think general play was pretty even, we had our chances.

“But then three goals in six minutes, defensive mistakes from us and that finishes the game. After that, the game becomes a bit in-between.

“We get our late goal, but at 4-0 the game’s done. Those six minutes were completely pivotal to the game with individual mistakes and collective defending issues.

“We’re all in it together, so it’s not a question of anger. We’re disappointed, we want to win games.

“Since I’ve been here I’ve been in a relegation battle [both last season and this season]. I can’t control the talk but I don’t focus on it.

“I’m very confident in myself but I can’t predict the future. It’s Manchester United [in the FA Cup] next and that’s all we can look at.”

Asked about the pressure he now faces, Lampard added: “You have to get used to the fact you’re not going to win every week, you’re not going to win games, so we have to get back to the work – simple as that.

“I’m a Premier League football manager, there’s pressure in the job wherever you are. There’s always expectation, parameters, things that you want to get to. There’s constant pressure. I can only focus on what I can control.”