Frank Lampard took aim at his Chelsea flops after a significant defeat in the Champions League to Bayern Munich.
A 3-0 loss to the Bavarian outfit at Stamford Bridge has ultimately ended the tie ahead of the second leg.
The German giants were simply a class apart after goals from Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski.
Chelsea have not won a knockout stage match for six years and the performance on Wednesday night showed they may have to wait a bit longer.
And Lampard was less than impressed with the manner in which the Blues surrendered defeat.
"I think we could've done more," he said after the match.
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"I'm disappointed we couldn't have done better against them, but it is a real reality check for everybody in the dressing room.
"They are going to have to take that one on the chin at look at themselves and no one else.
"Look at the levels that we want to attain at this club, and we have attained in the past and we need to work to get back there."
Lampard knows first-hand Chelsea's success in the competition having captained them in their monumental victory in 2012.
On that occasion, the west London outfit prevailed over Bayern in their own stadium in miraculous circumstances.
As for the loss on Tuesday night, Lampard insisted that his young side can take this as a lesson.
He added: "They need to use it as a positive effect. It might not feel like it this evening.
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"A lot of players there haven’t played it, or maybe a few years ago.
"When you have an eye opener the only answer is to just look at yourself. I thought Kovacic played with a personality and character. Tonight wasn’t a night where we showed that.
"I learnt about the players. We went with the system that worked well at the weekend. It is how you go up about that."
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