Monday, 30th September, 2013
Frank Lampard has hailed Chelsea’s second half performance in the club’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League game at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
Spurs went into the break 1-0 ahead courtesy of a 19th minute Gylfi Sigurdsson strike, but a spirited performance in the second period from the Blues earned the club a vital draw despite playing the last few minutes with 10 men after Fernando Torres was sent off for a second bookable offence.
And the England international was delighted with the way his side upped the tempo in the second half and felt Chelsea could have managed to bag the full three points on another day.
“The way we started the second half we got momentum , we got our goal and went through and created a couple of chances, and on another day we could have scored and won the game”, Lampard explained to his club’s official site.
“We didn't win but in the second half the speed of our game was brilliant and we upped our level from the first half for sure.”
The midfielder also reserved special praise for Juan Mata, who swung in the free-kick from which John Terry equalised in the 66th minute.
“We all changed. Juan Mata came on and made a difference and the other 10 players on the pitch, we upped our level as well from the first half to the second”, he added.
Lampard’s side are currently in fourth spot in the Premier League with 11 points from six fixtures.
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