Frank Lampard’s men scraped a 1-0 win against Norwich last night.
Although it was a crucial 3 points, it was far from an ideal performance for the Blues.
“I keep talking about mentality and I don’t like the word bottle too much, but when you’re coming up against Liverpool away and Wolves at home, it’s just two very good opponents,” Lampard told a news conference.
“We just have to focus on those games one by one, prepare right, show the right attitude, I thought we showed it [against Norwich] in a way, those two games will look completely different to what tonight did.
“But rather than talk about bottle, I want to talk about focus and I want to talk about attitude and then hopefully we have enough to get through, but it’s going to be tough.”
“We can be pretty happy with where we’re at right now,” Lampard said.
“I don’t want to jump the gun because we have games that are going to be really pivotal on where we actually finish, but if we were to have said we would’ve been in third and contesting like we are and in the FA Cup and Champions League, I know it’s going to be really tough but we got through the group stage, and you see the transition of the team and the youth and the issues we had, a lot of our players were on loan last year and most of those in the Championship, I think we can be pretty happy.
“But I really do feel like there’s a lot of work to do, I don’t think we should get overly excited, the gap is clear with Liverpool and Manchester City in terms of points.
“We are in a situation here, we’re in a work in progress and there is a lot to do so I’m happy and I want a lot more and when we come back for the start of next season however this season ends we have to tackle it and say, ‘Can we start closing that gap?’ And it’s going to be a tough job.”
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