Lampard verdict on facing Atletico in Europe

Chelsea, as group winners, were paired with one of the second-placed sides and it was Spanish club Atletico Madrid whose name came out.

Diego Simeone’s side have a strong pedigree in the Champions League and domestically, and naturally Lampard is not taking the tie lightly.

‘I think most people will say it is the toughest draw we could have had when you go on current form, how they are doing in La Liga, European experience and the quality of the team and players.

‘On the other hand all draws are difficult in the Champions League. We have to have believe in ourselves and when that game comes around, you have to try to beat these sort of teams if you are going to win the Champions League, so it is what it is.’


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