Frank Lampard insisted Chelsea fully deserved their FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham despite the controversial nature of their second goal.
Spurs were furious after Juan Mata’s shot was adjudged to have crossed the line, but midfielder Lampard scored one of three late goals that sealed a superb victory for the Blues.
“It was an amazing game. I thought we played brilliantly. We deserved to win that game with the amount we created,” Lampard told ITV.
“We got lucky [with Mata’s goal] but we can’t call that -the referee did. But we scored a lot of goals and created a lot of chances. Over the course of the game we deserved to win.”
Looking ahead to Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona, Lampard added: “We’ve got to believe in ourselves.
“We’re ready to go for it. We’ve been in pretty good form lately but we need to carry it on.”
Chelsea skipper John Terry said of Mata’s goal: “I don’t think it did [cross the line]. I thought it hit me and stayed out. Throughout the season things go for you and against you.”