Frank Lampard says football used to be ‘in stone age’ on mental health

  • Chelsea manager to appear in documentary with Prince William
  • Lampard believes situation has improved but more can be done

Frank Lampard has said attitudes around mental health in football were stuck in the stone age during his playing career and that footballers would benefit from opening up more about their emotions.

Chelsea’s manager admitted he lacked maturity when it came to understanding the importance of mental health in his younger days and argued that men need to be more comfortable about speaking up. Lampard told a BBC One documentary, Football, Prince William and our Mental Health, that more could be done to improve the situation and that players remained reluctant to talk to each other about their feelings.

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