Frank Lampard prepares for Champions League battleground against Bayern
Chelsea have upset the odds on several occasions to reach the Champions League final and they must now work out how to stop a Bayern Munich team in their own back yard.
May 18th, 2012
One of the key players for the Blues is Frank Lampard, a player who was in and out of the team under Andre Villas-Boas, although the England midfielder will be captain for Saturday’s big game and is looking forward to the occasion.
“I have huge respect for them (Bayern),” Lampard said. “I grew up being frustrated by them as an England fan. You know how tough they are in certain situations.
“They have great players up front – I’ve watched them a few times.
“(Mario) Gomez’s goal record is amazing and his all-round game and his finishing is fantastic. And the wingers we all know about anyway.
“In (Toni) Kroos and (Bastian) Schweinsteiger, they have two fantastic midfield players.
“I can’t speak highly enough of them actually. Kroos has come on and really impressed me. And then (Thomas) Muller played behind the front man.
“It’s going to be a battleground because they are very strong in there.”
Chelsea go into the game as big outsiders, although that didn’t stop them from eliminating Barcelona from the competition and Lampard will be hoping for one more big shock.