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 kind. The previous Ivory Coast striker instructed 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 objectives and offering 86 assists.
He scored the final penalty kick at hand the Blues the win within the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League last in opposition to Bayern Munich on the Allianz Enviornment. 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. Aside from the defeat, Ben Chilwell picked up a crimson card and will likely be suspended for the second leg in consequence.
Frank Lampard’s crew have an uphill job available heading into their conflict in opposition to Actual Madrid. Talking to the media forward of the sport, Lampard identified the areas that the crew should enhance upon to get a constructive outcome within the second leg.
He stated (through Chelsea’s official web site):
“We had alternatives to attain final week, however on the similar time there have been plenty of issues we may have carried out higher in that recreation, I felt that in-game, and I really feel it much more having reviewed the sport. There have been issues we needed to do from the outset that we didn’t do properly sufficient all through the sport.”
“That’s not simply the bodily facet, it was our use of the ball. We will enhance on that and we have now to enhance on that to have an opportunity of turning this tie round. We’ve got labored on that and hopefully you see the fruits of that within the recreation.”
“I’m clear with the gamers with that. I do know they’ve the capability to present this a superb go, however we should get our recreation 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, received in opposition to Cadiz by a rating of 2-0 of their newest La Liga conflict.