Frank Lampard claims Chelsea were handed TOUGHEST possible Champions League draw against Atletico Madrid but orders players to have ‘belief’ they can beat Diego Simeone’s side
Lampard said: ‘I think most people will say it’s the toughest draw that we could have had when you go on current form in La Liga, European experience, quality of team and play. Most people would say that.
Frank Lampard claims Chelsea will need to believe in themselves against Atletico Madrid
Lampard’s Blues were drawn against the Spanish joint-league leaders in Monday’s last-16 draw
‘But all draws are difficult in the Champions League. We have to have belief in ourselves. When that game comes round. We’re going to have to beat these sort of teams if you’re going to win the CL, so it is what it is.
‘Any draw would be tough but if you look, they’re top of La Liga. I watched them knock Liverpool out last year, who are obviously a great team and have that experience and quality in the squad.
‘I think most people who certainly have said they are one of the toughest teams we could have drawn on paper.
‘But we’ll have to turn up and do our job and be confident we can beat them.’
Chelsea and Atletico last met in the 2017 Champions League groups stages and drew 1-1