January 15, the 20th round of the Premier League, Everton at home
1-2 was reversed by Southampton, currently ranked second to last in the league.
After the game, Lampard accepted an interview.
Lampard: “Obviously it was difficult and disappointing, especially when we were 1-0 up. It was a tough game, I think both teams were on edge.
With passion in the game, we deserved a 1-0 lead.
It’s not a tactical game, it’s more like a battle.
We showed spirit and the goal at the beginning of the second half changed the tone of the game.
Then we tried to regain momentum in the game, created some chances and hit the crossbar, but in that moment, we conceded a free kick.
Obviously, it’s disappointing, it’s an important game for us, but we lost.
Some influence on the situation off the field
“No, I’m totally focused on what we’re doing on the court, the noise off the court is there, but as coaches and players on the court, we can change things on the court, but we were beaten today.”
“Today’s game was a game that we really wanted to win, the effort and hope of the players was huge. I can’t deny that, but in terms of the performance of the team, when the game changes in the second half,
We know it’s not enough and I’ll be the first to take responsibility for it.”