Lampard out to end Chelsea curse
“There’s a sense of determination because we’re professionals,” he said in The Times. “We crave success with our clubs.
“We have basically achieved everything else domestically, so Europe is always the one that’s hanging over us.
“I know what people mean when they say we are cursed because the more years you get close and it doesn’t happen, the more you start to think ‘Will I ever get there?’” Having struggled under former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, Chelsea have rediscovered their winning formula under temporary boss Guus Hiddink, reaching the FA Cup final in addition to maintaining hopes of a top-two Premier League finish. And the former PSV boss believes that the uncertain futures of the squad are enhancing their performances.
“There are some players who start to play very well in April and May because they think that they will be leaving," he said.
“All of a sudden you see players coming up in these times.”
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