Relieved for draw or disappointed not to have won against Ajax? Read what Lampard said

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Chelsea came from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 against Ajax but the Blues could easily have won the game late on.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed he was relieved to get a draw against Ajax and also disappointed not to win.

Asked if he relieved to get a draw or disappointed not to win, Lampard said: “Both. Relieved from the position at half-time.

“But I told the players at half-time that we could draw the game 3-3, or win it 4-3 or 4-4. I’m not saying that to be clever now, but the few moments that we conceded in the first half was a mixture of our sloppiness and also some bad fortune.

“I will always be self critical of sloppiness. But I felt that we were in the game, Christian and Willian and our pressing off the ball that we were firmly in the game but needed a bit more in the final third.

“Needed to lift the spirit of the stadium, so I’m delighted that part of it. Maybe disappointed in the last ten minutes not to win it. In the cold light of day we were 4-1 down, so it is a good result in those terms.”

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