Acting manager Frank Lampard of Chelsea has singled out midfielder Enso Fernandez as the ‘leader’ on the pitch. Fernandez showed confidence in going head-to-head against Real Madrid.
Chelsea will play the first leg of the quarterfinals of the 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 13th.
Fernandes, who moved to Chelsea from Benfica earlier this year, has been playing the Champions League with Chelsea since the round of 16. Having started both matches against Borussia Dortmund in the first and second rounds of the round of 16, he showed confidence against Real Madrid, a strong team in the Champions League.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Fernández said: “We know that Real Madrid is a big club with a history and big players, but we have confidence in what we will do tomorrow. We are not afraid. It’s just a football match.안전놀이터 I know the qualities they have and I have respect for them.” Fernandez is determined to believe in the defenders and play the game.
Acting manager Lampard evaluated Fernandez as showing a ‘leader’s look’. Although the 22-year-old is a young player, he said the match against Real Madrid would be a game where Fernandez could show his qualities as a leader.
In response to the coach’s praise, Fernandez said, “I try not to feel pressured. I just want to enjoy football. In this match, there will be responsibility, but there is no pressure. I always try to enjoy it. I always aim to be a leader. It is because I want to become a leader and help my teammates. I am happy to be defined as a leader at a young age, and I am grateful for the coach’s words.”