Chelsea boss Frank Lampard concedes that his team need a ‘reality check’ after their damaging 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues suffered three quick-fire goals in the second half to put their Champions League knockout tie almost out of reach, barring a miracle in the return fixture.
Marcos Alonso also let his emotions got the better of him as the left-back was shown a red card for two swipes at Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski.
After the game, when asked if his side had endured a brutal night, Frank Lampard told BT Sport: ‘Yeah. Performance and result. Sometimes you have to be brutally honest about it. They outclassed us in every department, so it’s quite sobering.
‘Am I surprised? Well, I think we could’ve done more. The level of team that they showed they are hence why they challenge at the top of the Bundesliga and Champions League year in, year out. Quality players that were on good form.
‘I’m disappointed. We could’ve done better against them but it’s a real reality check for everybody. Individually in the dressing room, they have to take that one on the chin look at yourself and no one else.
‘Look at the levels that we want to attain at the club. That this club have attained in the past and we have to work to get back there.’
German champions Bayern Munich take their 3-0 advantage to the Allianz Arena on March 18, with a seemingly impossible task facing Frank Lampard’s men.
The 41-year-old boss added: ‘We’ll always play with pride and you should never say the door is closed. The fans would never accept that, rightly so, and I wouldn’t do.
‘I’m more concerned about the bigger picture here and how quickly can we recover for the weekend, firstly in the Premier League.
‘But also will we see that today and go, ‘okay, let’s understand where we need to get to’ for everybody here. There’s a lot to be done.’
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