Chelsea star Wesley Fofana shares Frank Lampard’s Real Madrid pre-match team talk

Chelsea star Wesley Fofana shares Frank Lampard’s Real Madrid pre-match team talk

Chelsea defender Wesley Fofana has shared what Frank Lampard said ahead of the club’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

The Blues lost 2-0 to the Spanish giants in their quarter-final first leg encounter on Wednesday, in what was Lampard’s second game in charge following his return to the Chelsea dugout.

It’s now two losses from two for the club legend after the west London outfit lost 1-0 to Wolves in the Premier League last weekend.

Chelsea defender reveals Lampard team talk

Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio were the heroes on the night as they scored in either half at the Santiago Bernabeu, with defender Ben Chilwell seeing red for the visitors on the hour mark.

It leaves Chelsea with a massive hill to climb in next week’s second leg at Stamford Bridge, a match that Fofana is still looking forward to despite the tricky task at hand.

The centre-back played the entire 90 minutes in the Spanish capital, and has shared what manager Lampard told the players before kick-off.

“He said play for the club, the badge and for Chelsea,” Fofana said after the match, as quoted by the official Chelsea website. “We will prepare for the next game. We lost tonight but when you see the game it is ok, as 2-0 isn’t the worst. 

“There are positives to take. It is hard for everybody as one coach comes in, he leaves and then another coach arrives. Every player is focused on winning games. We are Chelsea, a big club.

“It is important to try our best for everyone to win more games. It is complicated, of course, the Champions League is the biggest competition and we will still try to win it.”


Fofana disappointed with Chelsea defending

Fofana also explained how difficult it was on the night, with the Spanish side famous for being serial winners in the Champions League.

They have dominated the competition over the last decade, and have shown all their class once again this time around. Madrid topped a group containing RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic, winning four of their six matches.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men then dismantled Premier League side Liverpool in the round of 16 in what was a repeat of last year’s final.

While the match last summer was a close encounter, Madrid destroyed the Reds over two legs this season, winning the clash 6-2 on aggregate.

Chelsea defender Fofana knew it was going to be a hugely tricky encounter from the start, a task that was made more difficult upon Chilwell’s dismissal.

The France international is, however, certain that Chelsea can give Madrid a good game at Stamford Bridge next Tuesday.

“It is difficult to take because we lost a player, conceded one goal in each half,” added Fofana. “Of course, it is always disappointing to concede two goals.

“The current situation is difficult for everybody, but next week we’re playing the second leg at home which is good. We’re at Stamford Bridge which is our home and an amazing stadium. It is only 2-0, and it is all to play for.”

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