FRANK Lampard says his family fed him messages from Chelsea fans in Munich about how they wanted to end eight years of suffering and finally lift the Champions League trophy.
Lampard, whose father Frank Snr follows the team all over the continent as a fan, believes it was important for him and other players to thank the Blues supporters for their forbearance on the European front.
He said: “I’d been (in Munich) a day or so (before the game). I have a great feeling with the fans anyway but all my family were in town having a drink.
“And I was on the phone and they were telling me how brilliant they were and appreciative and how much they loved the club and were desperate to win it.”
Former West Ham player Frank Lampard Snr, and his late wife Pat who sadly died in 2008, have for years been popular faces among Chelsea fans travelling in Europe – chatting openly, and relaying messages of support back to the England midfielder.
Lampard said of his reactions on winning the Champions League: “These fans have suffered in the Champions League, not winning it, so that’s why I ran to the fans.”