Frank Lampard once again praised the character and high standards of his captain Seamus Coleman.
The Everton boss said an early conversation with Coleman convinced him of the value of the Donegal native in their struggle to overcome a difficult season.
Coleman was involved in the team’s dramatic escape from relegation, and Lampard said he considers him an Everton legend.
“On the first day, Seamus came to me, sat in my office and was honest about the club, things that will remain private. But he is honest about the situation and the scale of the situation,” Lampard told club media representatives.
“I immediately saw the burden borne by Seamus, in a good way, because he cares so much and he just wanted to change that. Since then, after these words, his actions have been completely different: performances, training, standards every day, performances in games.
“I’ve never seen humility like this, in my time in football.
“I heard a lot of good things about Seamus before I came to the club. He went on and on.
“I was honest [when declaring Coleman one of the best people I’ve met]I’ve never met anyone who has their own morals and standards and he’s an incredible player.
“You’re talking about football club legends, and he’s definitely one of them,” Lampard added.
This is not the first time Lampard has given an idea of the man Coleman is, after a video from the club’s dressing room appeared, in which the manager calls his captain “one of the best [men] that I have ever met. “
You can watch the clip below:
“This guy is one of the best people I’ve ever met.”
Frank Lampard greets Seamus Coleman in front of Everton’s dressing room
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