Jack Harrison has told LUTV that Frank Lampard is the best trainer he has ever played alongside despite the Chelsea legend becoming somewhat of a rival for Leeds United over the past 12 months.
Harrison, 22, played alongside Frank Lampard for New York City as Lampard curtailed his fine career in the States. Harrison scored 14 goals and laid on 10 assists in 61 games, while playing alongside Lampard, David Villa and Andrea Pirlo.
But in the past 12 months, Lampard accused Leeds of the drama that has since been tagged ‘Spygate’. Lampard’s accusation was true, costing Leeds a £200,000 fine despite Bielsa putting on a powerpoint presentation in a bizarre press conference.
The rivalry between Leeds, Lampard and Derby did not stop there – as the two sides met in the play-off semi-finals. Lampard has topped it off, returning to one of Leeds’ biggest rivals in Chelsea to manage the club. But Harrison was full of praise.
“The best trainer that I have ever trained with is Frank Lampard,” Harrison recalls. “Watching him day in, day out, watching everything he does on the pitch. It’s admirable to see him do that for the whole season, as well.
“He was on it everyday in training and you can see why he was so successful in his career.”
Leeds are next in action on Saturday afternoon with Harrison expected to start again. The Whites take on QPR, who are not in the best of form after being easily beaten 3-1 on Monday night by Brentford at home.
A win for Leeds could see them go top, if Preston fail to beat Charlton at The Valley and West Brom struggled against Stoke City at the Britannia. Leeds will be expected to get three points against Mark Warburton’s side.