As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Lampard looking forward to UCL return as Chelsea manager

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard cannot wait to return to the Champions League as a manager.

The Blues boss is eagerly waiting for the group stage draw for the competition.

Lampard knows that his side's performances in Europe will play a big role in how he is judged by fans, pundits and his superiors alike.

"It's a big challenge for us as a team," Lampard said to reporters ahead of the draw.

"We know that with the difficulties of the ban and where we're at. But it shouldn't take away from the great challenge that it is to try to do well in [the Champions League].

"I think the Premier League is so strong and that is clear when you have two teams [like Man City and Liverpool]. Manchester City are clearly absolutely a top team in world football.

"I think the English teams are strong at the moment and I hope that continues, because I think that's great for us in England and the Premier League."

About the author

Ansser Sadiq

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free