Chelsea v Barca

Lampard: We can beat Barcelona

April 16, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Frank Lampard is determined to go into Wednesday's Champions League semi-final tie with Barcelona in positive mood following Chelsea's 5-1 FA Cup win over Spurs.

Frank Lampard celebrates with his team-mates after netting Chelsea's fourth
PA PhotosFrank Lampard celebrates with his team-mates after netting Chelsea's fourth

Pundits have almost universally written of Chelsea's chances of getting past the holders to book a final date with either Bayern or Real Madrid in Munich next month. But Lampard insists the Blues have to be confident going into the game.

Lampard said: "From the start of every game, it's 50-50. Barcelona are favourites because of the players they have in their team but if we play like we did against Spurs in the two games then we will have a chance.

"It gives us confidence. We have to carry that on. There's no point in resting on that because the game on Wednesday's huge. We need to take that into the Champions League games and all the rest of our league games.

"Any team's beatable. They are the best, but we can't show too much fear. We have to take them on and I think we can do it.''