“Watching him (Abramovich) here was a motivation for us and the squad. I’m happy that we did well in that match,” Lampard said in remarks carried by the BBC.
Roman Abramovich is banned from entering Britain for reasons related to obtaining a visa to enter the country, and therefore he cannot attend local team matches.
Lampard added, “I have always felt supported by the owner of the club, whether he was present at the matches or not.”
Two of my assistants continued to talk to him, but when I arrived in the warm-up period he was gone.
The Chelsea legend continues, “We scored four goals and got clean sheets in his country, I hope he is happy about that.”
Regarding the missed penalty, Giorgio said, “Giorgino has an amazing penalty rate of scoring.”
“I have no problem with Giorginos style of penalty kicks, because he scores them in the end. Timo Werner is also good at taking penalty kicks and I know that.”
Georgino missed a penalty kick against Krasnodar with Chelsea, while Timo Werner scored another.
Chelsea defeated Krasnodar in Russia, 4-0, in the second round matches of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.