"I want to stretch them because that's what pre-season is all about", the 41-year-old told Chelsea's website.
Striker Michy Batshuayi put Europa League winners Chelsea ahead in the eighth minute before trialist Eric Molloy leveled late on to snatch a draw at Dalymount Park in Dublin. You can see that this season all of the fans are very happy and we have the gaffer back at the Bridge.
'It can be massive because we know fans can make the difference, ' said Azpilicueta after hearing fans get behind the returning hero during pre-season in Ireland. Our performances were not good enough and the reason they were not happy and negative.
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"The Croatian added: "[Last year] was my first year so it was very hard but I think I did well. "We could never imagine a Chelsea side winning a trophy without those quality players, and always knew replicating the success of the great players would be hard".
"Since I came here we've had people leave every season: Lampard, John Terry, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole, Petr Cech", Azpilicueta said.
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"At that moment no one could imagine a Chelsea side winning a trophy without players of their quality and we have to try to keep the level and replicate the success all the players in the past have had".
"But every year we've had the chance to bring trophies back to the Bridge".
"We've only been back just a few days so there had been some pressure on the lads and we have been working them very hard".
Kovacic said: "I'm looking forward to working with [Lampard] a lot - he was an unbelievable player and he showed last season that he is a good coach as well".More news: Over 370000 sign petition to release rapper A$AP Rocky
And Azpilicueta has hailed the impact his former team-mate has had on Chelsea's squad, acknowledging that displays under former coach Maurizio Sarri were not always up to scratch. I've never had such a hard start.