Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says seeing side as good as eliminated from this season’s Champions League by Bayern Munich in a one-sided last-16 first-leg tie was a reality check.
The Blues were outplayed by the Germans in a 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, conceding all three goals in the second half.
Lampard said: “We stayed in the game in the first half but you have to show more than we showed in the 90 minutes.
“We just saw there was a lot of quality in their team. A lot of their players have been there a long time.
“We are trying to come in the top four this season and we also have to go to Munich and play with a lot of pride. Today was a clear show that there is a lot of work to be done and I will keep working.
“We have to go and play and show pride and not consider too much the scoreline. It is pretty clear we are in a very bad position in the second leg so we have to show character.
“The players need to understand the levels of the Champions League in the knockout stages.”