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Lampard hints at Treble talk

09 Apr 2009 19:22:55

Lampard hints at Treble talk

Frank Lampard has not ruled out the possibility of Chelsea winning the Treble this season after their UEFA Champions League quarter final first-leg win at Liverpool. All the talk this term has been whether rivals Manchester United can secure an unprecedented quintuple but the Blues midfielder insists his side are not out of the trophy hunt yet. Guus Hiddink's men ran riot at Anfield on Wednesday as they beat an in-form Liverpool side 3-1 leaving them hot favourites to progress to the semi-finals. With the Stamford Bridge club just four points behind leaders United in third and in the semi-finals of the FA Cup the 30-year-old sees no reason why they cannot win the lot. "This result sets the tone really," he said. "Who knows what can happen in the league and the FA Cup? Everything is still up for grabs, even though we are behind in the league. "It is important that we keep to the standard we played against Liverpool. When we look at the strength of our team throughout the pitch, we are as good as anybody. "There have been times this season when we have not performed at our best and we have to take responsibility for that as individuals and as a team. But it is done and in the past. "All we can affect is what we are going to do in the future. We hope if we can carry on playing like that we will put fear into a lot of teams. But we must keep to those high standards. "It gives us confidence but we cannot relax and there is everything to play for. We have to try and keep on top form in every game." Despite Liverpool needing the tall order of three away goals in the second leg if they are to go through to the semi-finals Lampard insists the tie is not over yet. "We were disappointed we didn't score more, especially towards the end of the game when they opened up and we had two or three chances to make it four of five," he highlighted. "That would have put the game out of sight. At the moment, it is not out of sight. "Liverpool are a strong team, they beat Manchester United 4-1, and we have to be on our game next week and make sure we don't slip up. "But it is a fantastic first result. We were very organised, played good football and were very dangerous on the break. "We changed ourselves tactically a little bit and they found it hard to deal with."


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