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'I Don't Buy It': Frank Lampard Angrily Rejects Marcelo Bielsa Excuses Over Leeds United vs Derby County Spying Scandal

'I don't care.'
'I don't care.'

The Derby County manager Frank Lampard has reacted angrily to the revelation that the Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa sent a ‘spy’ to watch the Rams train yesterday morning.

But the ploy didn’t work and the asset was picked up after it was reported that a man was ‘acting suspiciously’ around the perimeter of the training ground.

While the Argentine admitted that he felt he had ‘done something wrong’ while speaking to Sky Sports reporters before the game, he did qualify that admission of guilt with this statement: “I have been doing it since the World Cup qualifiers with Argentina.

"It's not illegal, we've done it publicly: some people question it, others don't.”

But those excuses weren’t going to fly with the Derby County manager.

"I don't care if it is cultural. I am not buying it," Lampard told the same broadcaster before the two high-flying Championship sides do battle at Elland Road.

“It’s not ok, in my opinion. It’s disrupted our preparations for this game,” before revealing that the Derbyshire Constabulary had actually walked onto the pitch, causing training to be stopped.

The former Chelsea legend revealed that his team were working on: “team tactics, team shape, personnel, how we’re going to press…” In that context it’s easy to understand why the Rams boss is so irate.

At the time of writing the home side’s forward Kemar Roofe has just given them the lead and surely a great chance to extend their lead over Norwich at the top of the second tier.

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