Lampard: I hate losing, but there’s a bigger picture

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted his frustration of bowing out of the Carabao Cup after a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The Blues were coming at the back of seven consecutive wins in all competitions and Lampard was expecting another win in the Carabao Cup which wasn’t to be.

Lampard had revealed that he was interested in winning this competition, but two set piece goals from Marcus Rashford was enough to send Chelsea packing.

Speaking after the game, Lampard revealed that he hates to lose, but chose to look at bright future ahead for Chelsea.

The Chelsea manager said: “We’ve had seven wins on the trot, we’ve had taxing games in the Champions League. It’s important for us to get into the next stage of that. We have a few tough games coming up.

“Our form in the league has been really good, and it’s quite clear they are the priorities. We want to win football matches and we want to give everything, but I have to look at my squad and people that deserve minutes, young players that are going to be big players. The competition has an element of that for us, and an element of wanting to win and be successful.

“I saw a lot of things that were good for us for the future, a lot of positives. I hate losing, we all do here, but it’s clear there is a big picture and there are a lot of big games for us to come and a busy fixture list. Now we move on and focus on what is to come.”

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