Frank Lampard Reveals Message To Chelsea Squad After Real Madrid Defeat. Chelsea lost 2-0 to Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Chelsea interim manager Frank Lampard has urged his players not to give up hope against Real Madrid, claiming that “special things can happen at Stamford Bridge.”
In the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final match, the Blues were defeated 2-0. Following Ben Chilwell‘s red card, they played the final 31 minutes with 10 men. Real Madrid’s goals came from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio, leaving Chelsea with a difficult assignment for the second leg at home next Tuesday.
“I think it’s a big challenge, of course, against a team with the quality of Real Madrid,” Lampard told BT Sport after the final whistle in Spain.
“But the door is open and it’s up to us whether we want to kick it open further next week or not.
“The result is the reality. I’ve just said to the players ‘special things can happen at Stamford Bridge.’ They are a very good team but we have to believe.”
"Special things can happen at Stamford Bridge… we have to believe!"
Frank Lampard gives his take on Chelsea's loss in Madrid…
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Chelsea had gone four games without scoring when they were defeated by Real Madrid.