Frank Lampard has warned his Chelsea players he does not want to hear any excuses for failure after today’s Super Cup clash with Liverpool.
Lampard endured a tough competitive debut as Chelsea boss on Sunday as his side were beaten 4-0 by Manchester United in a performance that drew criticism for its naivety.
Having qualified by virtue of winning last season’s Europa League, Chelsea face the daunting challenge of taking on the Champions League holders in Istanbul.
“Going up against the team with the quality of Liverpool in a final is as tense as finals can be,” Lampard told uefa.com.
“Every player in there needs to be aware of the importance of the game to this club and we have to give everything, because it’s going to be tough.
Lampard’s summer as Chelsea boss 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.