Derby County boss Frank Lampard comments on Aston Villa's celebrations

Frank Lampard, Manager of Derby County celebrates victory following the Sky Bet Championship Play-off semi final second leg match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on...

Aston Villa and Derby County will meet in the play-off final at Wembley, with Dean Smith's and Frank Lampard's sides coming through.

11th May 2019, Pride Park, Derby, England; EFL Championship football, playoff semi final 1st leg, Derby County versus Leeds United; Derby County manager Frank Lampard welcomes Leeds United...

Frank Lampard has told Sky Sports, during their live coverage of the play-offs, that he didn’t want Derby County to over-celebrate, after seeing Aston Villa’s players going wild last night.

Derby and Villa will meet in the play off final at Wembley in two weekends’ time, after the pair both came through their semi-finals in dramatic circumstances.


Derby beat Leeds United, while Villa got past West Bromwich Albion.

But Lampard was insistent that his side had not yet completed the job that they set out to do.

He said: “Listen we’re not there. I’m a bit worried because I watched Villa do this last night. But the players deserve this! There is work to do though. This isn’t the end of the celebration.”

Derby County Manager Frank Lampard and Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds Utd during the Sky Bet Championship Play off Semi Final 1st leg match between Derby County and Leeds United at the...

Lampard’s words rather fell on deaf ears, as Derby’s players did not curb their celebrations after the match.

Villa’s squad was obviously delighted at the prospect of reaching Wembley the night before too, with the celebrations on and off the pitch both wild.

Villa got past West Brom on penalties, while Derby came from 2-0 down on aggregate to beat Leeds in normal time.

Derby County manager \ head coach Frank Lampard during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and West Bromwich Albion at Pride Park Stadium on May 5, 2019 in Derby, England.

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