Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso has insisted that his former manager, Frank Lampard acted on the wrong information after both men clashed in 2020.
It all started when Alonso was substituted at half time during Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with West Brom in September 2020.
And instead of sitting with the other players in the dugout, the Spaniard opted to go back to Chelsea’s changing room.
The defender, who was clearly not happy with his substitution, left the changing room and waited back on the team bus.
Lampard was furious with the left-back for refusing to wait in the dugout and gave him a dressing down in front of his teammates.
“The manager didn’t take it well but I explained everything that happened. He thought I left before the end of the game but I told him no,” Alonso told The Athletic.
The Spain International went on to say that some medical staff, who were in the changing room, can provide the right information.
Alonso said he was watching the game upstairs and with five minutes remaining until the final whistle, West Brom security asked him to leave the place and straight away he went to the changing room.
“Then when the referee blew the whistle, I went to the team bus before the team got back.
“It was not with any bad intention that I wanted to leave… I was not happy, of course, with how the game went and everything, but it was not my intention to do that,” he said.
Following the incident, Alonso was out of Lampard’s squad as the manager opted for Ben Chilwell or Emerson for the position.
Alonso, however, became an important player again following the sack of Frank Lampard as Thomas Tuchel took over and led the team to Champions League victory.
“Chelsea is the most important club in my career,” Alonso added.
“I want to give back [for] all the chances they put in me. That’s my only target. There will be good moments, there will be bad moments, there will be managers coming in and out. My contract is with Chelsea and I serve the club,” he added.