'That's why': Frank Lampard now makes claim about Leeds United tactics and Elland Road atmosphere after last night
The Toffees went into last night’s match in the relegation zone, after a poor start this season.
Anthony Gordon – who has been subject to plenty of speculation about his future – opened the scoring.
A missed clearance from Diego Llorente gifted the 21-year-old a golden opportunity that he didn’t waste.
The Whites dominated the ball, finishing the match with 70% possession.
They also took double the number of shots that Everton did, but couldn’t come away with all three points.
Lampard spoke about Leeds’ tactics after the match, and how he tried to deal with them.
Lampard on Leeds tactics and Elland Road atmosphere
In a post-match interview with Viaplay, Lampard said: “They put really good pressure on you.
“They like to play vertically through you quickly, then they win the next ball back and play vertically again.
“So, we didn’t want to give any space in midfield, that’s why I changed the system.
“I also felt it gave us some pace and mobility up-front to get out of their pressure when we could and give them some problems.
“Not an easy place to come, we’ve watched all their games, and their first two games at Elland Road they’ve won with high atmosphere and pressure and we had to stifle that.
“I thought we did it well pretty much throughout the game. Tough match, fair result.”
Lampard isn’t the first person to mention the atmosphere at Elland Road this season.
It certainly gives Jesse Marsch’s side a boost whenever they play at home, and could carry them up the table this season.
Credit must also be given to Marsch’s tactics, as they continued to batter Everton, but couldn’t break them down.
The visitors wasted time for the majority of the game, and were forced to play with eleven men behind the ball.
Lampard is unlikely be the last manager to give Leeds credit for their tactics or home atmosphere this summer.
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