Chelsea players John Terry and Frank Lampard revealed their happiness at progressing through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 5-4 aggregate win over Napoli, chelseafc.com
Terry and Lampard are part of the old guard at Stamford Bridge that reportedly got Andre Villas-Boas sacked from Chelsea after poor performances. The Chelsea captain denied those allegations, but it has been well documented that Villas-Boas fell out with Lampard. The 33 year old was dropped for the first leg against Napoli, but returned with a bang on Wednesday and scored a penalty to put the game into extra-time.
Branislav Ivanovic’s winner gave the Blues access to the quarter-final draw and the two England internationals were delighted with what happened at Stamford Bridge. Lampard said: “It was an amazing night here. It was essential we showed a spirit and desire to keep ourselves in the competition. It’s very important we go on from here.”
Terry echoed Lampard’s sentiments and was delighted with the unity shown by all the Chelsea players. The 31 year old hobbled off at the end with knee trouble after returning from knee surgery against Stoke last weekend, but should be fit to play in this weekend’s fixture with Leicester City in the FA Cup. The Chelsea captain also dedicated last night’s victory to the 22 Belgian children and six adults who died when their coach crashed in Switzerland on Tuesday.
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