Winning 4-0 at the Allianz Arena was an almost impossible mission for Chelsea, but it was the only way for Frank Lampard’s men to advance to the quarter-finals.
Chelsea played a poor performance in the first leg of the last 16 of the European Champions League on Wednesday (02/26) against Bayern Munich.
Playing at Stamford Bridge, the Blues could withstand the onslaught of Bayern in the first round. But in the second half, they were devastated. A total of three goals against Willy Caballero. Two goals scored by Serge Gnabry, while one goal scored by Robert Lewandowski.
No doubt, this crushing defeat forced Chelsea to win at least a four goal margin when they travel to the Allianz Arena in the second leg next March. The mission was almost impossible to materialize, but Mason Mount midfielder unwillingly raised the white flag.
“We have to be positive, anything can happen. We see it as a final between Bayern and Chelsea and anything can happen in football. We lost 3-0, but you never know and we have to go there with our heads held high,” Mason Mount was quoted as saying in the Evening Standard.
The player asserted that his team will give their best ability when diving the second leg later, although it is very small to win 4-0 over the host.
“We will try to do the best of our abilities,” said Mason Mount.
Chelsea not only lost the match, but they also lost Marcos Alonso and Jorginho. Due to the accumulation of cards, both are confirmed to be absent in the second leg match later. This situation is clearly becoming increasingly complicated for Chelsea.
However, Mason Mount believes, an impossible comeback story in football is not impossible. What is clear, the players must unite and rise to silence these doubts.
“In the past, we showed that we can rise and we must unite and bring out the personality to rise up in the next fight,” said Mason Mount.
Meanwhile, the match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea will take place on 18 March 2020 at the Allianz Arena, Munich.