Frank Lampard has opened up about his brief spell at Manchester City by revealing star man Sergio Aguero would turn up late to training on a regular basis.
The Chelsea legend, who played for City during the 2014-15 season, has said Aguero used to be fined for his poor timekeeping skills but wouldn’t care about the subsequent fine.
Lampard, speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM show alongside John Terry, said when asked who picked up the most fines at Chelsea: ‘At Chelsea I can’t remember but I will jump to Manchester City.
‘Aguero picked up a fair few. He just didn’t care. He was so laid back and would just stroll out to the training pitch like five minutes late.
‘”[The coaches would say] right you’re fined” and he would say “OK, no problem. Wait until the weekend and I’ll score a hat-trick and everyone will be happy”.’
Both Lampard and Terry also opened up on who their favourite managers have been at Chelsea during their respective lengthy spells at the club and they both put Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti’s names forward.
‘Jose’s sessions when he first came to Chelsea were such an eye opener for all of us because he was so forward thinking and it was all the ball but before that it was about running,’ insists Lampard.
‘With Jose it was ball work from the start of the season. I used to love training under Ancelotti as he was such a good people person. He made you feel good every day. They were the two standout managers on that front.’
And Terry added: ‘I would say the same. Mourinho, for the technical sessions and the flow of it. It kind of went one into another and it would kind of progress.
‘It was like an hour of work but you wouldn’t rest in that hour. He does it all and controls everything. He gets his staff to feed the balls in and if one of them puts a dodgy ball in he will go mad. He’ll stop the session and go mad at his staff.
‘He raised the whole thing because of the levels he wants from everyone.’
Terry, despite returning to first team training, will miss Chelsea’s Boxing Day clash with Bournemouth as he focuses on getting back to full fitness.
The Chelsea captain will be joined in the stands by the suspended Diego Costa and N’Golo Kante.