"What will define me and my time here will be my work ethic and what I put into it to try to bring success".
And although Hudson-Odoi could be unavailable for Lampard at the start of the season, their recent talks over his first-team chances next campaign has left the teenager "close" to signing a new contract with the club. Now what next for transfer-banned Chelsea?
The former midfielder said he did not want to be a "clone" of any of the club's previous managers despite "rising expectations" on and off the pitch.
"The fans adore Frank, but he's going to need time", he told Sky Sports television.
Lampard's inexperience makes this a risky appointment but given the club's current circumstances, it could be just the move to steady the ship.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia hailed Lampard as "one of the most talented young coaches" around today as she welcomed him back to the club.
Lampard, however, will give him a chance, according to the Guardian.
"I think there will be moments in the season when it will be hard, it will be a struggle because of the Eden Hazard effect".
"You just have to be realistic".
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It was a simmering second half right from the onset as both teams realised that a solitary goal could very well be the difference. We had more control and they had some chances, but we have a good goalkeeper in Sari and she made some really nice saves.
Al Jazeera's Wellings agreed.
"Lamps" will have no such problem.
They want him to develop young players but every manager has been asked to do that, even if now, with the transfer ban, Chelsea may have to.
Once such an integral player for the Blues, Alonso lost his starting spot toward the end of last season after a number of disappointing performances.
'After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goalscorer, we believe this is the ideal time for him to return and are delighted he has done so.
The FA has received criticism, notably from Chelsea women's boss Emma Hayes, for the way it structured the league season, where there has often been big gaps between fixtures. The club appealed against the ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport last month.
Chelsea's title win in 2004-05 was their first in half a century and Lampard scored 13 league goals that season, including both in a 2-0 victory at Bolton that sealed the top-flight crown.
Most teams also operate at a loss, with the top-three placed sides last season - Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea - all relying on significant financial support from their men's teams. It would, however, be realistic to expect him to secure a top-four finish as well as have deep runs in all of the tournaments, especially the Champions League. "I've got no doubts they will do that".