Frank Lampard says faith in themselves will be key for his players after they were matched with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 draw.
Chelsea will confront Diego Simeone’s men, who are right now level on focuses with La Liga pioneers Real Sociedad, more than two legs in the primary knockout stage in February and March.
Lampard stated: ‘I figure a great many people will say it’s the hardest draw that we might have had when you go on current structure in La Liga, European experience, nature of group and play. A great many people would state that.
Yet, all draws are troublesome in the Champions League. We must have faith in ourselves. At the point when that game comes round. We must beat such a groups in case you will win the CL, so what will be will be.
‘Any draw would be intense yet in the event that you look, they’re top of La Liga. I watched them take Liverpool out a year ago, who are clearly an extraordinary group and have that experience and quality in the crew.
‘I think a great many people who positively have said they are probably the hardest group we might have drawn on paper.
‘In any case, we’ll need to turn up and manage our responsibility and be sure we can beat them.’