Lampard on Chelsea’s task for the new season: “We don’t want to limit ourselves to fighting for the top 4»

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard spoke after the second leg of the 1/8 final of the Champions League with Bayern Munich (1: 4) and shared his expectations for next season.

“Playing against an opponent of this level is a test to the limit and an incredible experience for Rhys [James], Callum [Hudson-Odoi], Tammy [Abraham] and Mason [Mount]. Today I saw that our youth demonstrated their level, remained in the game until the end and did not give up until the final whistle.

Kante has only played half of the games this season and we missed him a lot, and today, especially in the second half, he showed why. Of course, the final result cannot please us. We may not have had a chance to win, but we went out on the field with the right attitude and gave everything we had.

I will never be able to accept defeats calmly, but if you compare these two teams, we need time to get to this level. This cannot be achieved in one day. Now the players are going on a well-deserved rest, but we are looking forward to the start of the new season, in which we will do everything to achieve more.

We know what level we are at now, and next season we don’t want to limit ourselves to just fighting for the top four. We must accept our initial level, work hard and understand that everything takes time. Now I see a great set of players who have done a lot this year and are ready to do even more next year,” Lampard said.

Frank Lampard: Chelsea will return. It’s hard to talk after a 1-4 defeat»

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard summed up the results of the second leg of the 1/8 final of the Champions League with Bayern (1: 4).

On the sum of two games, the Londoners lost 1: 7 and left the tournament.

“For us to face Bayern and their experience in the Champions League is a good training session. Many of our players spend their debut seasons. I see the direction I want us to go. I know we’ll be back.

They have performed well. It is difficult to speak after the 1-4 defeat, it is unpleasant, but we still got back into the game, conceding two quick goals.

Comparing our performances in the Champions League with theirs, I saw a lot of good things in the team, but also some bad things to slip through this season. We had some mistakes, thanks to which the opponent scored. At this level, it will kill you.

The work continues. This is not the norm for Chelsea. We almost lost the best player in the League in the person of Eden hazard. People don’t usually approve of Chelsea’s fourth place, we want more, but it feels like we have achieved something with the team.

Now it’s time to think about what we can improve, ” Lampard said.