Chelsea legend Didier Drogba made a dejected declare about his former membership forward of the Blues’ UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg conflict in opposition to Actual Madrid.
The Blues have been removed from their typical requirements this season. They’re eleventh within the Premier League and are winless of their final three matches throughout competitions heading into their conflict in opposition to Actual Madrid.
Drogba is annoyed to see the dismal run of type. The previous Ivory Coast striker advised Canal+ Sport forward of the second leg at Stamford Bridge:
“I now not recognise my membership.”
Drogba is a bona-fide Chelsea legend, having made 381 appearances for the membership throughout two spells, scoring 164 targets and offering 86 assists.
He scored the final penalty kick at hand the Blues the win within the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League ultimate in opposition to Bayern Munich on the Allianz Area. The triumph marked the west London-based membership’s first win within the UEFA Champions League.
Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard outlined the areas of enchancment for the Actual Madrid showdown
Chelsea misplaced the primary leg in opposition to Actual Madrid on the Santiago Bernabeu by a scoreline of 2-0. Other than the defeat, Ben Chilwell picked up a crimson card and might be suspended for the second leg in consequence.
Frank Lampard’s crew have an uphill job readily available heading into their conflict in opposition to Actual Madrid. Chatting with the media forward of the sport, Lampard identified the areas that the crew should enhance upon to get a constructive consequence within the second leg.
He stated (by way of Chelsea’s official web site):
“We had alternatives to attain final week, however on the identical time there have been numerous issues we may have executed higher in that sport, I felt that in-game, and I really feel it much more having reviewed the sport. There have been issues we wished to do from the outset that we didn’t do nicely sufficient all through the sport.”
“That’s not simply the bodily facet, it was our use of the ball. We are able to enhance on that and we’ve to enhance on that to have an opportunity of turning this tie round. We’ve labored on that and hopefully you see the fruits of that within the sport.”
“I’m clear with the gamers with that. I do know they’ve the capability to provide this a great go, however we should get our sport proper and be higher than we had been final week.”
Chelsea enter the competition on the again of three consecutive defeats throughout competitions. Actual Madrid, in the meantime, gained in opposition to Cadiz by a rating of 2-0 of their newest La Liga conflict.
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