Frank Lampard driven by the Chelsea exhibition in Istanbul
ISTANBUL: Chelsea suffered a penalty loss against Liverpool on wednesday Super cup but manager Frank Lampard He praised his team's performance in a game that ended 2-2 after overtime.
Chelsea had suffered a 4-0 loss at Manchester United on Sunday in Lampard's competitive debut on the bench after replacing Maurizio Sarri in July, but the former England midfielder said his players had responded the right way.
After Sunday, tonight was another level, and we had bad luck not winning. We have three games now until the international break and we will try to win them all, said Lampard, whose team receives Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday.
Chelsea's season will be good if we play something like we did today, he said.
I've got nothing but pride in the team and the performance, and confidence in what that means. It was a tough game against a good Liverpool team that (played on Friday and) had extra time to recover after the weekend. But sometimes football It comes down to small moments of luck, he said.
Lampard hastened to praise the contributions of two of his younger players, who have returned to the club after loan periods in the second level Championship, given the transfer ban that prevents Chelsea from bringing in new players.
Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham added an extra dimension when they entered, and had bad luck not to score. Tammy needs to keep his head up because that is an essential part of being a top player, he said after the striker missed the final decision. pain.
But while much attention has been paid to Chelsea's youth contingent, Lampard said there were great performances across the field.
People keep talking about young players at Chelsea. Let's talk about Jorginho and (N'Golo) Kante, and I could name a few others. We have a quality group there, a really good group, and we are working hard, he said.
I'm trying to instill the way I want to play and there were so many good things tonight.
"Kante is an amazing player, amazing character. He's a machine on the football field. He hasn't trained much, had a swollen ankle two days ago, but he was desperate to play and you saw what he gave to the team today. He will be hugely important. I am delighted to work with him."