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Lampard: Bayern Munich defeat put us in our place

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has described the 3-0 defeat in the hands of Bayern Munich in UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg c...


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has described the 3-0 defeat in the hands of Bayern Munich in UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg clash at Stamford Bridge as a huge wake-up call for his team and an eye-opener.

“I would like to think that Bayern Munich we will look back on in one or two years time and it will be a defining moment for this group because it was a game that kind of put us in our place,” Lampard said during a video call this week with NHS heart surgeon and Chelsea supporter Dr Panos Theodoropoulos, as quoted by Daily Mail.

“It was like a “wow, this is a real strong Champions League team here”. I didn't feel that bad after, disappointed of course, because you go 3-0 and the game is probably gone even with the away leg.

“But you're like that's the level for the young boys, and a few of them were playing that night, and us as a team with our level of quality as players, especially in a team that are clinical with [Robert] Lewandowski, then we need to know that.

“I think they played some really good games with Ajax in the rounds before that and going away to Lille where we performed under pressure.

“When you look back at the season, our performances against City, we went there and lost 2-1 and played really well for big parts of the game. Every game we've played against Liverpool we've competed against them, and they are comfortably the best team [in the Premier League].”

Chelsea are in 4th position in the league with Champion League round of 16 second leg yet to be played due to coronavirus outbreak.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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