Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is confident that his team can overcome their first-leg deficit to Real Madrid in the Champions League.
During the first leg of their quarter-final, Santiago Bernabeu defeated The Blues 2-0 and the referee sent off Ben Chilwell, reducing the team to 10 men.
Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio scored goals that allowed Carlo Ancelotti’s side to take the lead in the tie, giving them an advantage as they head to London for the return clash next week.
Lampard ‘proud of the 10 men’
However, Lampard believes that his team can reverse the situation and has confidence in their ability to do so. He recommends that they regain their self-assurance in their own abilities.
He said: “I’m proud of the 10 men. I think with 10 men, they carved us open. There are some good things, but the result is the reality.
“I just said to the players [in the dressing room], special things can happen at Stamford Bridge. They’re a very good team, but we have to believe.”
Lampard added: “It’s been a difficult period for them. There is a little bit of a lack of belief. I think they players have got to understand how good they are and what they can do.
“special things can happen at Stamford Bridge. They’re a very good team, but we have to believe.”“
“Maybe we’re a little bit short on that [self-belief], Next week is going to be a fight. There are some mindsets [where] we have to be much more positive.
“I’ve been involved in those nights at Stamford Bridge. That’s next week now, and I’m disappointed with the result, [but] we keep going.”