Chelsea will go up against Ajax in their latest UEFA Champions League encounter, as they look to recover from their slow start in the competition. In the build-up to the match, the Blues’ boss, Frank Lampard, was asked a peculiar question by a journalist, to which he had a brilliant response.
Frank Lampard was at his charming best when quizzed by a journalist in his latest UEFA Champions League pre-match press conference. The journalist in question stuck up a peculiar conversation with the Chelsea boss, claiming him to be scared of Ajax. However, Lampard had some brilliant responses in store.
Watch the video below, courtesy of Chelsea FC News:
Reporter: You look scared (of Ajax)
Lampard: That's just my face. 😂 pic.twitter.com/JwL7YxQJd3
— Chelsea FC News (@Chelsea_FL) October 23, 2019
The exchange went as follows:
Journalist– “Why are you so scared of Ajax?”
Lampard– “What makes you say that?”
Journalist– “You even look scared,”
Lampard– “That is just my face.”
Journalist– “You talk after Newcastle, it was ‘Ajax are so good’. It’s all about Ajax…”
Lampard– “When Ajax is finished, it will be all about Burnley.”
Journalist– “You really admire Ajax!”
Lampard– “I respect the team, on a serious note. We saw the way this team played last year, and I know that the team has changed slightly, I am very aware of the new threats of the team and anywhere to travel in the Champions League is a difficult match. They have won two games in the group convincingly, so definitely it is not a fact of being scared of Ajax.
“We have confidence in ourselves. We know that it is a tough match. But the reason I spoke after Newcastle is because that was a game in the Premier League who played a very low block. 5-4-1, very difficult to break down, which we managed to do. Ajax is completely different, so it was really important that we flipped a switch the minute that Newcastle finished because tomorrow is a tough match.”
Chelsea will face Ajax on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in an early Champions League kick-off. The Dutch giants have six points from two matches and are first in the group, while the Blues are third with three.