Although England midfielder Frank Lampard was in the Chelsea side that lost on penalties to Manchester United in the 2008 Champions League final, his thoughts are more on winning the quarter-final clash against that same opposition rather than attempting to exact revenge. Lampard, who scored Chelsea's equalising goal in Moscow before captain John Terry missed what would have been the winning penalty, said that he'd been with the team long enough to recognise that ups and downs are a natural part of playing the game:
I really promise you, revenge certainly isn't in our minds. When you play for a long period of time, as I have here, you see the ups and downs. You collect them.
You don't any feel thoughts of revenge or anything against anyone. You understand you can't always be successful and win.
There's no point being negative and crying about them - they're all experiences. We hope that one day we'll have one huge positive experience that will make all the other ones easily forgotten.
When asked to comment about whether revenge was on his mind, Terry began frothing at the mouth and speaking the Forbidden Words that will summon the Demons From Dark Places to destroy mankind.