兰帕德很清楚如何去瓦伦西亚取得一场胜利,主帅清楚,切尔西造访梅斯塔利亚,球队难以承受输球的结果。

兰帕德曾经在2007年随同蓝军两次造访这里,其中包括四分之一决赛的胜利,那是我们最伟大的欧冠夜晚之一。周二晚上抵达西班牙之后,主帅在梅斯塔利亚接受当地和随行的英国媒体的采访,前瞻了这场H组可能的决定性比赛。

“这场比赛一定不能输,”兰帕德说,他清楚,如果取胜,他的球队将晋级,如果战平,也能够将晋级的命运掌握在自己手上。

“我们在首回合的比赛中输给瓦伦西亚,但我们已经弥补损失,但我一直都认为,这是一个艰难的小组。这意味着,我们必须去两个困难的球场,与两支难对付的球队交锋,并且取胜。”

“这并不意味着,如果我们输球便出局,但那会让我们处在一个非常困难的位置。我们所做的就是尽早杀入淘汰赛。没有太大的问题。事实上,在这个级别,你早晚会碰到这样的难题,就像这场比赛一样。”

“我们还有工作要做,我们将面临另外一次挑战。”

兰帕德谈到九月份0-1输给瓦伦西亚的比赛

“我感觉,我们是更好的球队。第一场比赛之后,我主要的感觉是,这是我们需要吸取的教训,不论你是18岁,或者是32岁,在欧冠级别的赛场,如果你有丝毫的松懈,你就可能输掉一场比赛。”

“我们必须在这场比赛中非常专注。规则还是一样,尤其是当你在欧冠做客,尤其是当你来到这样一座球场,这是很适合比赛的球场,但当你是作为对手来到这里时,会非常困难。”

Lampard said he has watched a lot of Valencia matches in La Liga as well as the Champions League

‘I expect a very organised team, a team with quality in attacking areas, the two strikers and the wide players they have. My feeling having played at this stadium, it’s not just this team, it’s the support and the atmosphere when they come together and they’re playing well, it’s a difficult game for everybody. I expect a difficult match.

‘Champions League games can be a battle in midfield, they can be tight, they can be difficult, but you have to be clinical in both boxes, particularly when there is so much at stake and the match is tight.’

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Toni Rudiger haven’t travelled but Lampard had good news on them

‘Callum Hudson-Odoi is not available. He has been getting better through the week so hopefully he will be for the weekend.

‘Toni Rudiger thankfully now we’re talking match fitness as opposed to the injury itself. He is training hard and it will be more days and weeks as opposed to months as it has been.’

Lampard also commented on Ross Barkley, another who has not made the trip and has been in the news recently

‘There are two separate issues. One is the headlines this week. Ross knows how I felt about the first headline. I backed him then, and I still back him now.

‘He showed a moment of a lack of professionalism as far as I’m concerned. I don’t want to be a pure dictator and come down hard, because I understand all my players are humans and have lives. It’s not a terrible thing he’s done.

‘All Ross needs to do now, he’s had an injury which he is still kind of carrying, he has to work his way back in. He has to train well and I certainly don’t hold anything against my players. I like Ross, and I think it is something where he needs to show all his reactions on the pitch.’