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14:32  13 august  2019
14:32  13 august  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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Lampard: No excuses against Liverpool © Getty Frank Lampard expects his players to deliver a strong performance in the Super Cup final

Frank Lampard has warned his Chelsea players he does not want to hear "any excuses" after Wednesday's Super Cup final against 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.

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Lampard: No excuses against Liverpool © Getty

"Going up against the team with the quality of Liverpool in a final is as tense as finals can be," Lampard told uefa.com.

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The Blues have had little time to prepare for Saturday's trip to Liverpool but manager Antonio Conte, while frustrated, is making no excuses .

"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.

"It's going to be tough, but we cannot walk off the pitch and think, 'Oh, we could've done that' or 'We missed that opportunity' or 'We weren't quite ready' or make any excuses for ourselves."

Lampard: No excuses against Liverpool © Reuters

Lampard's first 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.

While Chelsea claimed their sole Super Cup trophy in 1998, Lampard lost back-to-back finals during his playing career, as the west London club qualified for the UEFA showpiece in 2012 and 2013.

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has said that his team can have no excuses following a disappointing 4-0 loss to Manchester United in their opening game of the Premier League season. The west London giants were the better side during the initial stages of the encounter at Old Trafford but United scored

"We need to be absolutely ready," Lampard said.

Lampard: No excuses against Liverpool © Getty (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

"It's a cup that the club desperately wants to win. I've never won it, a lot of players in there have never won it, so we have to give it everything.

"You can lose finals; they're very tough. But what you cannot do is lose it on the premise that we weren't prepared, or we didn't have that hunger or desire or everything you need to try and win a game of this magnitude."

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