Lampard Eager To Win Champions League As Chelsea Manager

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Frank Lampard won the Champions League during his playing career, as the Blues legend was part of the Chelsea squad that lifted the trophy in Munich seven years ago.

Before the Champions League draw on Thursday night, Lampard revealed that he was looking forward to the competition and aims to write another chapter in this competition which he won as a player.

Lampard said: “It’s important for us. It’s where we want to be. It gets tougher every year, and finishing third and winning the Europa League obviously got us that status.

“I had some great nights in it. Great moments. Great memories. Talking to the players, they want to play in it and show what we’re about.

“It’s nice that we’re there. It means we have to keep our league performance up to make sure we’re in it next year.

“We have to meet that challenge head on. It’s the greatest competition in club football. I was lucky enough to win it once. I’m looking forward to working in it as a manager.”

At the end, Chelsea were given an easy but yet tricky draw as the Blues will face last season’s Champions League semi finalists Ajax, Valencia and Lille in the group stage of the 2019/20 Champions League.

Chelsea have never met Ajax in European competition but we did play them in a pre-season friendly in Amsterdam in 2010.

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