Chelsea and the Support from Rio Ferdinand
In a tweet responding to a video posted by Football Daily about Paul Merson talking about Raheem Sterling and the future of Manchester City, Rio Ferdinand said that he was offered to play for Barcelona and Real Madrid but didn’t go.
Ferdinand has also stated that after the Bayern Munich defeat, Chelsea should remain calm. He said that despite the quality of the opposing Bayern, their hard work shouldn’t go to waste.
Chelsea lost the game at Stamford Bridge by 3-0 to Bayern where Serge Gnabry scored two points whereas Robert Lewandowski scored one point. At the end of the game, Chelsea was left with 10 players as Marcos Alonso was sent off the field in the second half. Because of this defeat, Chelsea needs to perform better at Allianz Arena next month so that they can get a chance to play in the quarter-finals.
Rio says that the team is young and that Frank Lampard’s team, which has three academy graduates in its starting 11, will learn from the result and come out better and stronger. Since the team is in the fourth position in the league, they need to up their game in order to stay in the league and train harder.
According to Ferdinand, the weakness in Lampard’s team is its defense and they need to work on it as quickly as possible. He appreciates the managerial qualities of Frank Lampard. Rio has seen the coach and the players train together and observed that the coach is very efficient and positive about the game of their players. Since Ferdinand has played with Lampard before, Rio believes that this will be a new milestone in the history of the team and training with Lampard would be very fruitful to the team.