Frank Lampard has faced the press ahead of Derby County’s game against Leeds United at Elland Road this Friday.
Frank Lampard is not getting complacent about this Friday’s games versus Leeds United. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have lost their last three games in all competitions and will be keen to get back to winning ways when Derby County come to Elland Road in a few days time.
Last time out, Bielsa’s side gave Derby a lesson. The Whites put on a stylish display of ‘Bielsaball’ as they defeated The Rams 4-1 at Pride Park back in August.
Lampard is looking forward to facing The Whites again and his hoping that he can show how much his side has improved by putting on an impressive display in their upcoming game.
“I’m looking forward to it. It’s a tough match,” Lampard told the Derby Telegraph.
“They played very well and beat us at Pride Park. But I feel we’ve improved a lot since then. They have done very well and the league table doesn’t lie.
“It’s a big test for us but we need to believe in ourselves. If we can claw back some points on the likes of Leeds, then great.”
“We know what a good team they are and we are not really thinking about form (Leeds have lost three in a row). If we bring our best game, we can give anyone a good game in this league.”
Lampard was then quizzed about his transfer plans for the January window, stating that he is looking to bring in defensive reinforcements.
“I am looking because we do need to strengthen in areas, particularly at centre-back, but we don’t have much to work with. This window is going to be very tough – if we can bring in a loan, that would be great – but I’m not sure if it will happen.”
Defender Alex Pearce recently moved on loan to join fellow Championship side Millwall for the rest of the season, leaving Richard Keogh and Fikayo Tomori as Derby’s only fit centre-backs with Curtis Davies on the sidelines.