Lampard hails Chelsea’s win as teams finest moment

Frank Lampard says Chelsea’s stunning UEFA Champions League semi-final victory over Barcelona is one of the most special during his time at the club.

The midfielder put in a sterling display in the heart of the Bluesmidfield, as they were forced to face the might of the European champions with 10 men for almost an hour after John Terry was sent off.

Something which the 33-year-old claims made the second half seem agonisingly long.

He said: “That clock wasn’t half slow in the second half! You know they’re liable at any moment because of the players they’ve got in their team, but there’s a determination about us and you get what you deserve.

“It was backs to the wall. I know people want to see beautiful football, but with 10 men for 50-odd minutes or whatever it was, to perform like that was unbelievable.

“It’s one of the finest moments I’ve felt in a Chelsea shirt. We were all in it together and we dug in.”

Chelsea could now face Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid in the final, should the Spanish side overcome Bayern Munich.

But Lampard refused to look that far ahead. He continued: “I don’t even want to think about that yet. They’re two very, very good teams. It could go either way.

“Of course Chelsea people have a lot of love and respect for Jose for what he’s done here. But we’re just delighted. No-one expected us to go through and we’re in that final.”