Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Federico Valverde is the Real Madrid player whose style of play is similar to Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard.
“Lampard was a great player, a modern midfielder,” Ancelotti told Sky Sport Italia.
“He scored many goals because he had a unique ability to find space in the box with his late runs. An exemplary professional. I have great memories of him. He was a key player in my two years at Chelsea.”
“So, who is the most similar player in the current Real Madrid squad?
“It’s hard, but Valverde is another box-to-box player with similar characteristics,” argued Ancelotti.
“However, it also depends on what a coach demands, and I am not asking him to do the same things as Lampard.”