Lampard feels bad for City embarrassment but backs Blues to bounce back
- Frank Lampard, a Stamford Bridge legend and a die-hard Blue, admits it was hard to see his former side get obliterated by Manchester City.
- The Englishman, however, stresses the Citizens are a top and well-built team, in the first place.
- Elsewhere, the Blues remain a top club and are always capable of coming back stronger even from the toughest setbacks, the former midfielder claims.
On Sunday, February 10, Chelsea suffered a humbling 6-0 defeat to Manchester City at Etihad. Although the scoreboard is self-explanatory and the Blues, from manager Maurizio Sarri to all of the players and the board, are getting widely denounced, Stamford Bridge icon Frank Lampard doesn't believe the situation deserves that much of a fuss around it. The Englishman told Sky Sports:
"With my Chelsea hat on, 13 years a player there obviously, you have a feeling for it and it is not easy. It is not nice, and it doesn't happen to Chelsea much so when it does, it is a shock. But let us get it right.
Stupid decision to sack Sarri. Very stupid. The same team beat man city a few months back and it's in the league cup final so people just over reacting. Chelsea will win the next game and everyone will shut up— andereya (@andereya3) February 11, 2019
"They are going up against an incredible team. I had some time at Manchester City as well so I have some feelings for them. The work Pep Guardiola and their incredible squad have done is something special, so they [Chelsea] came up against a great team.
"For Chelsea, it [was] a tough day. I don't have to stay that too much because the people that are living it now - the players, the staff, the fans who travel and follow the team - will be feeling it. With all top teams, the important thing is that you come back strong - no matter [after] what type of defeat. It is what makes top teams, resilience, and Chelsea as a club will have it."