Frank Lampard lauds Nigerian descent Tino Anjorin after an impressive performance in his first Chelsea start 1-1 draw against Krasnodar in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.

The 17-year-old forward was making his debut in the tournament as featured for 80 minutes before he was replaced by France international Olivier Giroud.

Remy Cabella fired low to put the Russian Premier League side in front in the 24th minute but the lead lasted only four minutes as Jorginho scored from the penalty spot after Tammy Abraham was felled in the area.
Lampard hailed Anjorin’s work ethic and admitted he would spend the next few weeks with the first team, while Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi recover from hamstring issues.
“Tino showed a real ability to step straight into the level, in terms of his abilities on the ball, which I think he showed today,” Lampard told reporters after the game via Football London.

“His physical attributes to protect the ball and run shone through well.

He’s a work in progress – especially after recent injury concerns – but he’s a player that the more he trains with us, the better he gets.

“With the injuries, we have, in the short-term, he’ll be spending more time with us.

“It was a good debut and he grew into the game as it went along.”

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