Chelsea suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
The Blues failed to impress during the game and German newspaper Bild weren’t kind to Frank Lampard’s men when giving their verdict on the match. The former Derby County manager also admitted the latest defeat was a “harsh lesson” for his side.
Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for Chelsea during their 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur and Lampard subsequently started the France international in the Champions League.
However, the 33-year-old and his teammates failed to find the back of the net and after the match, Giroud gave his own assessment of the ‘difficult evening’.
“Bayern were too strong tonight. We have to face the truth. We were able to compete in the first half, with chances on each side,” Giroud told RMC Sport.
“In the second half, they accelerated with counterattacks. They hurt us and were effective. They scored two goals in three minutes. Psychologically, it’s hard to come back in the game. We must not hide our faces. Bayern deserves to win this match.
“It’s complicated for me to play. I try to play for my teammates. I had few balls to play in the area. There are nights like this when it’s frustrating for the attackers. I continue, not to give up. There is a match in four days, we must get back to it.”
The return leg will be played at the Allianz Arena on March 18th and Chelsea have an uphill task to overcome the first leg deficit. Giroud believes the Premier League will have less pressure when they face Bayern next month.
“We will have to score at least three goals there and not concede. It will be an almost impossible mission. We will go with the desire to score, anyway. And to play with more freedom, less pressure. We will have almost nothing to lose,” the ex-Arsenal man explained.