Bold words from the Chelsea legend.
Speaking on BT Sport before Real Madrid face Juventus in their Champions League Quarter Final first leg, Lampard stated that the Spanish sides are “starting to fizzle away” in Europe.
The one time Champions League winner believes that English sides are now closing the gap on their European rivals.
The claims will surprise many, considering that Madrid are in a strong position to achieve their third Champions League title in a row.
At least one Spanish team has featured in the last four finals, with both the 2014 and 2016 finals being all Spanish affairs.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla make up the Spanish representation in the Champions League, with Spain being the nation with the most teams left in the competition.
Atletico Madrid also remain the favourites to win the Europa League ahead of Arsenal.
Lampard revealed that City are his favourites to win the Champions League.
Here’s what Lampard had to say before the match…
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