Ross Barkley has revealed that manager Frank Lampard told his teams at half-time that their performance was not ‘good enough for the Chelsea badge’ before they went on to beat the Foxes 1-0 in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Chelsea were going through the motions during the first-half of the match at the King Power Stadium before Barkley came off the bench to score the winner in the 63rd minute to send Frank Lampard’s side to last four of the competition.
The Blues boss did not hesitate to rip into his squad at the interval, before making a triple substitution for the second-half which included bringing on match-winner Ross Barkley.
When asked about what Lampard said at half-time, Barkley told BT Sport: ‘[He said we were] not good enough for the Chelsea badge to be performing like that.
‘[We needed to] be vocal on the pitch and make things happen. We could have done better with the final pass and stuff like that.’
Ross Barkley admitted that the Blues fell short of boss Frank Lampard’s standards throughout the match against Leicester city, despite booked their semi-final spot in the competition.
The England midfielder’s goal means Chelsea have won every game since resumption of the campaign and have extended their winning run form in all competitions to five games.
Barkley added: ‘We weren’t at our best today. There were a lot of things we could have done better.
‘We needed to keep the winning motivation. We haven’t lost since we have come back. But getting into the semis was the most important thing.’
Barkley also revealed that manager Frank Lampard has instructed him to make runs into the box before bringing him on.
He added: ‘The gaffer said to get into the box and make things happen. We work on it a lot in training. Midfielders get in the box and the rewards are there.’