& # 39; It's a wonderful thing if you watch character matches & # 39 ;: Frank Lampard urges Derby to use Liverpool and Tottenham & # 39; s Champions League comebacks as inspiration prior to & # 39; championship playoffs
- Tottenham and Liverpool meet next month in the Champions League final
- Both sides reversed 3-0 aggregate deficit to advance earlier this week
- Derby faced Leeds in & # 39; s first leg of championship play-off semi-finals on Saturday
- & # 39; We have to fight half way, & # 39; Frank Lampard told his side before the match
Frank Lampard has driven his Derby players to take inspiration from Liverpool and Tottenham & # 39; s remarkable comebacks of & # 39; Champions League ahead of their own pursuit of brilliance in & # 39; e championship play-offs.
Derby take on Leeds on Saturday in & # 39; the first leg of & # 39; the semi-finals, at the end of a week of remarkable European action.
Both Liverpool and Tottenham reversed 3-0 aggregate deficit to book their places in & # 39; finals of & # 39; next month's Champions League, and now Lampard hopes his side can display the same spirit in their pressure for the Premier League.
Frank Lampard wants Derby to take inspiration from Liverpool and Tottenham & # 39; s comebacks
Liverpool went down from 3-0 to defeat Barcelona and reach the Champions League final
& # 39; Everyone in football should take inspiration from what Liverpool and Tottenham have done over the past two days, & # 39;
& # 39; I think we should have all seen those games and I find it a wonderful thing if you not only see talent, but character, win games.
& # 39; I always love that, which is why I was so proud of the players at West Brom last week because of the moment of character when & # 39; it went down to 1-1 to go through and it to win games.
& # 39; Seeing top players and top teams with that should make sure players understand that this tie is only for the 180th minute or more when there is extra time and we have to fight all the way. & # 39; ;
Derby stepped into their semi-finals with Leeds as underdogs, after finishing three places behind their rivals, which they have beaten twice this season as well.
Lucas Moura scored a hat-trick from the second half when Spurs beat Ajax to death Wednesday
& # 39; It's a wonderful thing if you not only see talent, but character, win games, & # 39; said Lampard
But Lampard's side is the # 2 form team. They have lost only once in 12 matches, while Marcelo Bielsa & # 39; s Leeds have not won one of their past four.
& # 39; We have to go through two games against Leeds, who & # 39; t a best period in the & # 39; e competition, & # 39; defeated Lampard.
& # 39; I think emotionally that you need to make sure you make the players aware of & # 39; extra intensity of build-up, fans and atmosphere in both stadiums.
& # 39; You want to be successful, you want a little bit of the feeling that Mauricio Pochettino had, that's what it is and that's why I love watching the celebrations.
& # 39; I can certainly understand how they (Spurs and Liverpool) felt on the field at the end of the game and we still have a mountain to climb to reach that. & # 39;
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