Sean Dyche lifts lid on private talk with Frank Lampard after Everton insult
Sean Dyche has lifted the lid on a behind the scenes conversation to clear the air with Everton boss Frank Lampard after the Turf Moor clash.
The Blues were leading at halftime during the crunch relegation clash and in an attempt to boost his players’ confidence the former Clarets manager claimed that the Toffees don’t know how to win games.
Dyche was, of course, right as the home side went on to win the game 3-2 but decided to clear the air with the former Chelsea boss.
“And when it (the interview) went out, I said ‘no, I’m not having that’,” Dyche said to the Second Captain’s podcast. “I don’t normally do this but I thought ‘I am going to reach out to Frank because that’s not on’.
“Which I did, I got hold of Frank’s number and said ‘Frank, just to be clear, just watch the interview, if you are ever worried, watch it, look at the tone and the body language. Look how I am representing the truth of a management story, not about you and Everton’.
“’It was a truth of my story which is: I’ve been down that road when I’m looking at my team going, I’m not sure they know how to get this over the line. And I felt on that night, Everton were a bit like that.
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“So I said to the players at half-time, I said, ‘look, I’m not sure, I didn’t slag anyone off, I didn’t undermine anyone, I just said I’m not sure these know, blab la bla’. I didn’t tell the world about that, I just kept it between me and him, and he graciously said, ‘I spoke to Sean’ and all is fine.”
Dyche can save his apologies because he was right to say what he did at halftime.
Unfortunately, it has somehow got out and looks far worse than it is but those types of comments are made very regularly in football dressing rooms.
Based on their form back at the start of April – the Blues didn’t know how to win a game and certainly not away from home.
The former Clarets boss might not be thinking the same thing now with the Blues sitting two points above them in the table and on the brink of safety.
If Mike Jackson’s side isn’t careful, they could easily find themselves relegated this season as they sit level on points with Leeds United who occupy the last relegation spot.
All Everton need to do is continue the momentum they have built in the last several games. The fans have helped them to some excellent wins and with that die-hard support set to last until at least the end of the season – you’d imagine the Toffees will be safe.
In other Everton news, Martin Keown says that Everton must respond to a “tremendous body blow” in their “phenomenal” relegation war.
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