Chelsea ensure a ticket to the European Champions League next season, but these results do not necessarily make coach Frank Lampard feel satisfied. The reason is, he feels finishing in 4th place is not a good result for a team as big as the Blues.
As is known, the 2019/20 Premier League campaign has ended, and Chelsea marked it with a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton. The 38th matchdays was held at Stamford Bridge on Sunday night (7/26) yesterday.
Both goals in the match were each scored by Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount. Thanks to Chelsea ended the season ranked fourth in the standings. In other words, the London Club will automatically return to the Champions League next season.
Seeing his squad successfully returning to action on the prestigious stage, coach Frank Lampard certainly felt happy. But on the one hand, the former Derby County tactician did not necessarily feel due to the fact the team finished 4th.
“Escaping the Champions League means a lot to me but at Chelsea we can’t be too excited about finishing in the top four.”
“When we first came, we might not be counted, but what we have done this season is taking the opportunity to bring in younger players and improve the players available.” Lampard said to Sky Sports.
But apart from that, he thinks this is a good progress, or at least Chelsea have proven that they can reach the target even without the presence of Eden Hazard.
“There were many things that were unknown when I came, can we move forward without Eden Hazard. We know we have lost a big player. “We have a real spirit in the group now and this is a real team effort now.”
But, the club legend remains determined to bring Chelsea to achieve far better results next season.
“Me and the staff want to improve every time, the challenge now is to see what we can do next season,” he said.
Chelsea’s journey in the European Champions League this season can be said to have ended after defeated Bayern Munich 0-3 in the first 16 of the first leg at Stamford Bridge.