Frank Lampard sends large message to Chelsea squad after Actual Madrid loss


Frank Lampard has instructed his Chelsea gamers they should imagine they will pull off a well-known comeback within the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final conflict with Actual Madrid.

The west Londoners might want to overturn a 2-0 deficit at Stamford Bridge subsequent week, with Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio each on course for the holders as Ben Chilwell was proven a purple card.

Caretaker boss Lampard was pleased with the spirit proven by his aspect after happening to 10 males, who prevented the competition from turning right into a rout, and instructed his gamers within the dressing room afterwards that they’re nonetheless able to progressing to the semi-final.

Talking to BT Sport after the match, Lampard stated: ‘I’m pleased with the ten males. The disappointing factor is you give away a set-piece, most likely – positively – from switching off.

‘I don’t assume with 10 males they carved us open, that was because of the spirit. And I feel at the moment within the recreation we had had probabilities within the recreation, three fairly good probabilities: Joao Felix early, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount on the finish.

‘So there’s some good issues however the result’s a actuality. However I’ve simply stated to the gamers, particular issues can occur at Stamford Bridge. They’re workforce however now we have to imagine.’

He continued: ‘Once we had the ball, it could be a second the place the gamers are in a troublesome interval, there’s slightly little bit of a scarcity of perception.

‘I feel the gamers have gotten to grasp how good they’re, and what they will do.

‘And possibly we’re a bit quick on that on the minute, and it’s not straightforward to come back right here like that as a result of I feel there have been some alternatives in possession to make use of the dimensions of the pitch extra, to be a bit extra aggressive on the aspect of the pitch – issues that we will possibly do extra subsequent week.

‘However there was some good in there, as I say, with the spirit. However after all the outcome was a truth, so subsequent week goes to be an enormous battle.’

Lampard added: ‘We now have to [go up a level], for positive we do, and that’s what now we have to grasp.

‘There are some particulars within the recreation, and I feel there’s some mindset stuff that now we have to be way more optimistic in what we’re doing. After which if we try this, with the standard of workforce we might be, we will [comeback]

‘I’ve been concerned in these nights at Stamford Bridge. It’s not price me speaking an excessive amount of about that as a result of it’s subsequent week now.’



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