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Frank Lampard reveals he received ‘beautiful’ message from Thiago Silva after Chelsea’s Champions League win


Frank Lampard admits he found it ‘tough’ watching Chelsea’s games after his departure (Getty)

Frank Lampard has revealed that he received a thank-you message from Thiago Silva following Chelsea’s victory in the Champions League final last season.

Lampard jumped at the chance to bring the Brazil international to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last year.

But Lampard spent just five months with Silva as he was sacked by Chelsea in January and replaced by Thomas Tuchel.

The German then guided Chelsea to a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the final in Porto but Silva took the opportunity to privately thank Lampard for bringing him to the club.

Asked if he watched Chelsea after he left, Lampard told Sky Sports’ The Overlap: ‘It’s tough, it was a balance of things.

I watched the Champions League final. You watch it and on a football level I can get excited, I can sort of say that part of that is me, Mason Mount played brilliantly in the final, [so did] Reece James, the goal goes from Mendy, to Chilwell to Mount to Havertz, I’m going, ‘that’s a bit of me there’.

Frank Lampard reveals he received a ‘beautiful’ message from Thiago Silva after Chelsea’s Champions League success (Getty)

‘But the other side of me goes, ‘I’m not taking any ownership over that’. I got quite a few messages after [saying], ‘that’s your team’, and I’m like, ‘no, it’s not’, because that’s how I am.

‘Fair play to Tuchel and the club for taking them there. I’ll never take ownership of that.

‘The thing I found really strange because I live near the stadium and I was walking the dog the next day, I found it tough watching that game, anyone who works in the game knows that, I’m not sitting there with my Chelsea shirt on [smiling], but when I walked the streets here I had so many Chelsea fans come up to me [saying], ‘you were part of that’.

‘When I got over that feeling I felt a sense of it has been my club for a long time and always will be and I should be happy with that, in a way. Once I got over that funny feeling of watching the game.

‘It took me a while because the first few times I’d say to Christine [Lampard’s wife], ‘I wish people would [swears]’. It’s not my team.

‘As the dust settles I can take some happiness from players like Mason, Reece, Tammy, some of the older players, I hate to reflect, Thiago Silva sent me a beautiful message after the game saying, ‘thanks for bringing me to the club and this happened’.

‘People who work with the club, I’m friends with masseurs and physios and fans, when it settles you can absolutely look at that with a much more positive eye than the football side can sometimes take you.’

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