Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard thinks that the team will turn things around and get back on the winning track.
Lampard, 37, was being honored with an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for his contribution to his sport. Lampard won 13 trophies during his career at Chelsea and played 106 times for the English national team.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William handed out the OBE to Lampard.
“As a personal achievement goes, this ranks up there with my achievements on the pitch and what I won with Chelsea, and playing for my country,” Lampard told The Guardian. “But to receive an award like this among some very special people here, military, people who are doing a lot of good work in charity, it’s very humbling to be here.”
Lampard also spoke about the current situation at his former club, and he believes that Jose Mourinho and the players will turn things around eventually.
“It’s a hot topic because you don’t expect Chelsea to lose games like they’ve been losing recently,” Lampard said. “These periods do happen, I’ve been involved in them before and the thing that matters is coming out of them the other side.
“With José Mourinho in charge, the squad they’ve got, the talent they’ve got on the pitch and the club that Chelsea is now, I don’t see any way that they won’t turn it around.”
Lampard spent part of last season at Manchester City before joining up with New York City FC in the MLS. Lampard featured in 10 MLS games for NYCFC, scoring three goals.