“we can only blame ourselves in football terms” – Lampard speaks after FA Cup loss


Frank Lampard left Wembley Stadium fuming over the performance of his boys.

Chelsea looked like runaway winners in the first 20 minutes, but failed to capitalize on early chances which left them for dead at the end of the game, and Lampard admits the team has made this mistakes throughout the season.

“We started well for 10 or 15 minutes, scored a goal and had other chances. From that point, we can only blame ourselves in football terms. We decided to take control as in being complacent, let’s try and play short passes like it is a bit of a stroll. A final can never be a stroll and we allowed them back into the game. What i can do from the sidelines is shout. There are elements in our game that we have worked hard on all year, but that is in you as a group, We were slow, we played back on ourselves, invited pressure, then didn’t really know where to go from that. We didn’t play well enough to win a final. It doesn’t help to have two hamstrings (Azpilicueta and Pulisic) and a dislocated shoulder (Pedro), then Willian got injured yesterday and had to pull out” Lampard.