Defender Wesley Fofana says our Champions League tie against Real Madrid is still all to play for when we return to Stamford Bridge for the second leg next week.
The Blues fell to a 2-0 defeat in the Spanish capital due to goals from Fofana’s compatriot Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.
After the match, the Frenchman reflected on playing with 10 men for half an hour, and the two-goal deficit we must overcome in west London next Tuesday.
‘It is difficult to take because we lost a player, conceded one goal in each half. Of course, it is always disappointing to concede two goals.
‘The current situation is difficult for everybody, but next week we’re playing the second leg at home which is good. We’re at Stamford Bridge which is our home and an amazing stadium. It is only 2-0, and it is all to play for.’
Fofana was also asked to reveal Frank Lampard’s message prior to the knockout tie.
‘He said play for the club, the badge and for Chelsea. We will prepare for the next game. We lost tonight but when you see the game it is ok, as 2-0 isn't the worst. There are positives to take. It is hard for everybody as one coach comes in, he leaves and then another coach arrives.
‘Every player is focused on winning games. we are Chelsea, a big club,’ he added.
‘It is important to try our best for everyone to win more games. it is complicated, of course, the Champions League is the biggest competition and we will still try to win it.’