Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has opened up on his heated touchline exchange with Jose Mourinho during the Carabao Cup tie at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The pair exchanged words during the first half of the match which saw the Blues take the lead through summer signing Timo Werner.
Lampard won two Premier League titles as a Chelsea player when working under Mourinho, fulfilling his potential as one of the greatest midfielders of the Premier League era.
After the match which saw Spurs beat their London rivals 5-4 on penalties, Lampard revealed that no matter what the pair have to say to each other on the touchline, he will always have the greatest respect for his former manager.
Mason Mount’s missed penalty ensured that Spurs booked their place in the quarter-final of the cup competition which they last won in 2008.
Tottenham will next take to the field on Thursday when they face Maccabi Haifa in the playoff round of the Europa League.
He told Football.London: “We were having some fun on the line. I get on well with Jose and I think he said that to me. I commented on the fact that he seemed to speak more with the referee than he speaks with his players so it is just a moment with us.
“I have a huge respect for Jose, no matter what he says on the touchline. I think he was feeling the sense of the first half and how it was. All was well at the end of the game and that will never change.”
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