Lampard responds to tough Atletico draw

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Chelsea were given a tough draw in the Champions League round of 16, with the Blues drawn against Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has reacted to the draw and insists that every draw in the Champions League knockout stage is always going to be a tough one.

Lampard hailed the quality in the Atletico side, but maintained that you have to beat these kind of teams, if you are going to win the Champions League.

Lampard said: “I think most people will say it is the toughest draw we could have had when you go on current form, how they are doing in La Liga, European experience and the quality of the team and players.

“On the other hand all draws are difficult in the Champions League. We have to have believe in ourselves and when that game comes around, you have to try to beat these sort of teams if you are going to win the Champions League, so it is what it is.”

Lampard has the experience of playing a difficult Atletico side, both in the Champions League and Super Cup, and he’d know what to expect from Diego Simeone’s men.

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