Frank Lampard explains how Chelsea will defeat Real Madrid.
Frank Lampard has stated that Chelsea must play to their own strengths when they face Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, 12th April evening.
The Blues enter the first leg of the quarter-final after a run of form that saw Graham Potter lose his job and be replaced on an interim basis by Lampard.
Lampard’s homecoming, though, hasn’t done anything to reverse Chelsea’s fall down the Premier League table, with the Blues suffering a heartbreaking defeat to Wolves in his first game back in command.
Chelsea have a daunting assignment in a two-leg Champions League quarter-final against reigning European champions Real Madrid, who eliminated the Blues at this level last season.
Lampard was asked how he plans to approach the game in a press conference prior of the encounter.
“We need to understand the Real Madrid team’s strengths, their possession qualities, and their individual talent.” “We have to be very disciplined off the ball and understand the threats,” he stated.
“In their team, there are some very clear threats.” Madrid prefers to score and score frequently, as well as control the game. As a result, we must be strong defensively.
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“However, we must also demonstrate our own abilities in our game…We must believe and follow the idea because, in a high-level game, the most important factor can often be attitude – going through with what the notion is under pressure. At this level, you have to be on point with our game in order to bring it back to Stamford Bridge in front of our fans.”