Serge Gnabry celebrating after scoring against Chelsea [Source/Evening Standard]
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard admitted that Bayern Munich was too good and strong for his team that they had picked a harsh lesson from the Bundesliga leaders.
Bayern put Chelsea to the sword during the Champions League round of 16 that was played on Tuesday night, by hammering them three goals without a single consolation from their own turf, London.
During the post match press, Lampard said Chelsea had been thought a harsh lesson.
He added that Chelsea will be aiming to reach the levels of Bayern to compete in the highly coveted Champions League.
“A harsh lesson, a reality of the levels we want to get to – this is Champions League football. As a club haven’t been fighting in the knockouts for some years and this is the reality of what it takes,” he said as quoted by Goal.com
He also noted that they expected a dangerous Bayern to be ruthless on them if their plans was to be dismantled.
Lampard said Chelsea players were not confident enough with the ball thus losing position too easily.
“Unless we were to get everything right and bang on, it was going to be tough. We didn’t get everything bang on. We weren’t confident on the ball, which was my biggest disappointment.,” he added.
Bayern found the back of the net in the 51st minute by a fine finish from Serge Gnabry.
The winger was again on the score board 3 minutes later before striker Roberto Lewandowski confirmed the win with a 76th minute goal.
The match also saw defender Marcos Alonso shown a red card