Speaking to the Mirror, Lampard addressed Tuchel’s comments by sending praise his successor’s way.
“I appreciated [Tuchel’s] words last week. I was pleased to hear them because I think it’s right. I’m not just giving myself credit,” Lampard said.
“But if I was in his shoes, I would certainly speak like that, so he’s giving me credit for the first half of the season.
“He’s taken it on and I’ll give him credit for that as well because to reach two finals and to be in contention for the top four, I know that battle from last year, we were in it last year and it’s tough battle, especially in the run-in.”