June 17, 2024

FA Cup: I feel for him – Lampard singles out Chelsea star after exit

Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard has expressed sympathy for Nicolas Jackson after the 22-year-old striker missed several goal chances against Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Man City defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final clash at Wembley on Saturday.

Jackson failed to score a goal for Mauricio Pochettino’s side against City as Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the encounter to send Pep Guardiola’s side to the FA Cup final.

However, Lampard believes the Senegal international did not perform at the level Chelsea need for their leading striker.

“I feel for him a little bit because he made lots of good movement, he is a young striker, the attributes we saw in him today where he is racing Kyle Walker, he is shown pace, he’s shown good movement but there’s a technical detail there.

“The extra touch, the decision making at the highest level in these highest level of games are the difference,” Lampard said as quoted by Metro UK.

“The header, you hit anywhere but his body it’s a goal. Little decision making, I feel for him, we’ve all been there, we’ve all missed chances and it’s a critical one for the game.

“But as a young player that’s the level that you have to be a striker for Chelsea.”

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