Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has come out to say that his players didn’t get the rub of the green vs Aston Villa. He recently revealed that his players reacted positively after the Arsenal match, even if they did not win the game.
According to him, in terms of performance, attitude, and effort, Chelsea played well and he really cannot ask for more from his boys.
He added that Aston Villa is a tough opponent so Chelsea will need to try harder to defeat EPL teams.
His words, “Definitely, in terms of performance. We started really well, Villa had their moments but we dealt with them and came through the first half really strong. We got a goal we deserved,”
“Second half, we conceded with a man on the floor, that’s the way it is for us at the moment. We pushed but couldn’t break the deadlock. Attitude-wise, effort-wise, some of the play was very good against a really good team.
“Late on we got some chances and nearly scored, when you’re in a tough moment sometimes things don’t quite go for you. A month ago we win that. We have to fight through it.
“I can’t ask for more from the players today. No one let me down, everyone worked hard, we didn’t get the rub of the green.”
“They’re a tough opponent, but we had really good chances,”
“I think there was a handball before the goal right next to the linesman. When you’re having a tough moment like we are, sometimes that goes against you. That last bit wasn’t quite there today because we haven’t got the rub of the green at the minute.
“The response was exactly right other than the win. We had a couple of little chances. It felt like the pressure was coming from us. This is our tough period at the moment. We have to fight for it and we’ll be stronger for it.
“You want to get results at this point of the year. I could feel the players’ disappointment at the end because they want to win.
“A few weeks ago people were talking about us as title challengers, now it’s a difficult period. The new players are going to get better as they come along.”