Frank Lampard: We’ll win it for Roman Abramovic
Chelsea midfielder says the Blues are focused on winning the Champions League to repay their owner
Frank Lampard says Chelsea are determined to repay Roman Abramovich’s investment by winning the Champions League for the first time.
The Londoners have won the Premier League three times, the FA Cup three times and the Carling Cup twice since the Russian billionaire completed his takeover of the club in 2003.
But Chelsea are yet to win Europe’s prized club competition, and Lampard says Carlo Ancelotti’s men are now focused on winning the trophy Abramovich “deserves” ahead of their quarter-final showdown at Manchester United.
“Everything I’ve achieved in the last 10 years has only been possible because of the owner’s investment,” he told The Sun.
“I never envisaged that we would be winning league titles, competing in the Champions League and fighting on all fronts year after year so quickly.
“Everything changed when Mr Abramovich arrived in 2003. He has made a huge investment and we are all very thankful.
“I’d be very proud to win the Champions League for a lot of reasons but I definitely understand the thought process that we owe it to him to win it.”
He added: “He never sits us down and says ‘You must win the Champions League, this is the main thing’ but we all know it would be a fantastic thing to him. And he deserves it for all that he has given to the club.”