ISTANBUL – Despite Chelsea suffering a penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool in Wednesday’s Super Cup, manager Frank Lampard praised his team’s performance in a game which ended 2-2 after extra time.
Chelsea had suffered a 4-0 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday in Lampard’s competitive debut on the bench after taking over from Maurizio Sarri in July, but the former England midfielder said his players had responded in the right way.
“After Sunday, tonight was another level, and we were unlucky not to win. We’ve got three games now till the international break, and we’ll try to win them all,” said Lampard, whose team host Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday.
“Chelsea’s season will be a good one if we play something like we played today,” he said.
“I’ve got nothing but pride in the team and the performance, and confidence in what that means.