Chelsea coach Frank Lampard praised Borussia Monchengladbach’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer, describing the 30-year-old’s performance as “fantastic” after his team’s friendly 2-2 preseason against the Bundesliga team on Saturday in Borussia-Park stadium.
Lampard said Sommer’s brilliant display prevented his players from scoring more goals against Mönchengladbach.
Alassane Plea and Jonas Hofmann had given Mönchengladbach a 2-0 lead in the first half before Tammy Abraham, and Ross Barkley scored two penalties in the second half to ensure that Lampard’s team scored one point.
“I think we should have won,” Lampard said according to the official Chelsea website after the game.
“I was not happy with the performance of the first half, we conceded two bad goals, one was our mistake, the other was a counterattack, and we weren’t as we should be in the first half.”
“In the meantime, I asked for a reaction, and the team gave a great response. We could have scored many more goals, and their goalkeeper has been fantastic for them. We should have won, but it was an adamant game, a good exercise for us against an excellent team. “