Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa insists relationship with Frank Lampard ‘not bad’ despite Spygate feud ahead of first Premier League trip to Chelsea
- The Leeds boss sent an intern to spy on Lampard’s Derby last year
- The Argentinian then paid an EFL fine of £ 200,000 for the controversy
- The duo will compete against each other in the Premier League for the first time on Saturday
Marcelo Bielsa says the Spygate affair did not harm his relationship with Frank Lampard.
The Leeds boss will face his counterpart for the first time in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
It was in January last year that Bielsa sent an intern to spy on Lampard’s Derby during practice. The Argentinian subsequently paid an EFL fine of £ 200,000.
Marcelo Bielsa will play against Frank Lampard in the Premier League on Saturday evening
But despite Lampard’s anger at the time, Bielsa insisted, “ It (our relationship) isn’t bad. The relationship I have with him is similar to the rest of my colleagues.
At the time, it was resolved by the authorities how these actions should be punished. They have been analyzed by people who had to analyze them. ‘
Bielsa even praised Lampard’s work at Stamford Bridge.
Bielsa sent an intern to spy on Lampard’s derby training session last year
“Over the past season, he developed many players who were already at the club and this season he improved his team by choosing players for the positions he considered necessary,” he said.
‘This is evident from the way the team plays well.
‘There are many different types of components in his team. There are young players who have developed, there were applications with experience and applications with a great future. ‘