Frank Lampard says Chelsea will learn from Tottenham’s crushing 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich as his side prepares to face the German champions in the Champions League last 16.
Chelsea lock horns with Bayern for the first leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, just under five months on from Spurs’ heavy defeat in the group stage at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
When asked about the Spurs-Bayern match and if it would impact his preparations for the upcoming fixture, Lampard said: “Definitely – that’s a big part of my job.”
When quizzed on how he would balance chasing the game if Bayern go ahead, with the fixture being played over two legs, he added:
“We have players with Champions League experience but we’ve also got some younger players who are in the early stages of their careers.
“They have to understand about the levels, going up, the mindset levels. A big part of my job tomorrow is to explain to the players that over two legs we need to be at our maximum.
“We must make sure every box is ticked in both games. We have to make sure we don’t get caught up during in-game moments.
“There will be times when we suffer because Bayern are an incredible side with the ball but that’s our job over the next two games.”
Source: News update