Head coach Frank Lampard from Chelsea has made a remark after the EPL match against Manchester City (1-3).
“At half-time [at 0-3] I told the players that I’ve been in their shoes and experienced days like that and then at the end of the season, I lifted trophies over my head. I remember when we lost 0-2 or 0-3 to Middlesbrough when they had Viduka and Yakubu in the squad.”
“We were demoralized then, but we managed to respond decently. We had team spirit and skill,” said Lampard on the official website of the club.
“Now we are going through a difficult period, and such days happen in the career of any player. But we see that other teams, including City and Liverpool, have also faced poor results this season. Our situation is even more difficult because we have had a string of bad games.”
“I don’t want to shirk our responsibility: we must be resilient in these difficult times and respond appropriately.”
“City’s players have been playing against each other for a long time and have a track record of big wins. They produce results and show solid defensive play, and it is on this foundation that they build on their success.”
“After a good stretch of the season, we have fallen on hard times. In coping with the difficulties, our young players and newcomers are gaining experience and learning.”
“We have a lot of new and young players, there are injuries. In addition, today we had Ziyech, Pulisic and Werner on the pitch at the same time for the first time.”
“Undoubtedly, we have the character to overcome a difficult period, as we had a streak of 16 matches without defeat. Now we have to keep working and treat every next game as the most important one.”