17 April 2012
Lampard: "We can defeat Barcelona"
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard was now convinced that they can "beat the Barcelona" in the semifinal of the Champions League to be held on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.
"Any team can win. We have great respect for Barcelona, has been the best in the world for the last two or three years and are the favorites," English said in a statement that reflects the official Chelsea. Lampard, 33, stressed that the win that signed this weekend the "blues" against Tottenham in the semifinal of the FA Cup (1-5) is a measure of confidence for a team that accumulates several months of results gray in the Premiership, where it remains in sixth place in the standings.
"It gives us confidence, we must continue in the same way. On Wednesday we have a great game and we play as we did against the Spurs, both against Barcelona and the rest of league," he said.
While Lampard stressed that the English team has the ability and motivation to overcome the Pep Guardiola in a playoff over two legs, Lampard also stated that the Catalan side box labeled "favorite" in the semifinals of the Champions .
"They are the favorites for the players they have on their computer. But if we play like we did against Tottenham will have our chance," argued the futbolista.El encounter between Chelsea and Barcelona on Wednesday republished the controversial semi-final of 2009 in which a last-gasp goal from Andres Iniesta gave the Spanish go to the Catalans in the second leg at Stamford Bridge. (via MD)