Derby County manager Frank Lampard says he is not bothered by a song referencing ‘Spygate’ from the Leeds United fans.
The travelling Leeds fans teased Lampard with a song to the tune of the Oasis classic ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’ during their victory in the first leg of their Championship playoff semifinal at Pride Park this past weekend.
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The lyrics to the Leeds fans’ version of the Oasis song are: “All of the spies / Are hidden away / Just try not to worry / You’ll beat us some day / We beat you at home / We beat you away / Stop crying Frank Lampard.”
“No, of course not, it is good fun,” Lampard said in response to a question as to whether the song bothered him.
“I will take a song all day long. My worry is what the players do on the pitch.”
The song refers to the build-up to the league meeting between the two sides in January, after Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted sending a club employee to watch their opponents’ training sessions.
“It is a strong atmosphere. It is Elland Road. It’s a stadium with history,” Lampard continued.
“But I know it will be a tough atmosphere for the players, but they need to rise to that. You need to try and turn that around in a positive for us. There is pressure in this game for both teams no matter what way you look at it.
“This is what the lads, when they were young boys, when they wanted to be football players, were dreaming about — these games, not the mundane ones we can play with a lot more ease. These are the pressure ones which define us.”