Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed his side gave the response he wished to see after going down by two goals in the first half against Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Blues were trailing at half time thanks to goals from Plea and Hofmann. However, an improved second half saw Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley rescue a draw from the penalty spot. Despite the comeback, Lampard admitted his side needs to improve before the big games begin.
“I think we should have won,” said Lampard after the game.
“I was not happy with the first-half performance, we conceded two bad goals, one was our mistake, the other was a counter-attack, and we weren’t as we should be in the first half.”
“At half-time, I asked for a reaction and the team gave a big reaction. We could have scored a lot more goals, their goalkeeper has been fantastic for them. I think we should have won but it was a very tough game, a good exercise for us against a very good team.”
Chelsea will now focus on the Premier League, with their first match of the 2019/20 season being against rivals Manchester United at the Old Trafford on 11th August 2019.