Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has said he does not want to hear “any excuses” after Wednesday’s Super Cup match against Champions league holders, Liverpool.
The Blues qualified for the UEFA Super Cub by winning last season’s Europa League.
Lampard faced a tough competitive debut as Chelsea boss on Sunday when he suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Manchester United.
“It’s going to be tough, but we cannot walk off the pitch and think, ‘Oh, we could’ve done that’ or ‘We missed that opportunity’ or ‘We weren’t quite ready’ or make any excuses for ourselves,” said Lampard.
The new manager’s first summer at Chelsea has been restricted by a two-window ban on the club signing new players, with the departure of Eden Hazard further intensifying the challenge facing the 41-year-old.
“We need to be absolutely ready,” he said.