Ballack tells Chelsea what to do in the second leg against Bayern Munich

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It surely was a game to forget for fans and players of Chelsea FC as the Blues suffered total domination in the hands of the away side at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Bayern Munich defeated Chelsea 3-0 to set up what should be an easy job for the Bavarians in the second leg at the Allianz Arena in three weeks time.

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack who also featured for Bayern has revealed that Chelsea were too deep against the Bavarians, while also admitting that it will be a good learning curve for the team.

“If you let this Bayern Munich team play and you don’t go out and press them… we expected something similar when we saw Tottenham but this Tottenham team is not comparable with this Bayern Munich team – they were beaten, seven goals by this Bayern Munich team, outplayed,” the former Chelsea and Bayern midfielder told Chelsea TV.

“This Bayern Munich team seems to be really, really well prepared but you have to cause them problems.

“People will understand if they go and attack and if they lose 2 or 3-0 and they try a little bit more. But it’s also an experience point. It’s a mix of both and you learn from these games.”

Ballack has told the lads to go out and enjoy themselves in the second leg in Germany.

“It’s another challenge and another test for that team and of course nobody will put their money on Chelsea anymore after seeing that Bayern Munich team.

“But this is another game and you’re representing yourself, your club and also the Champions League is a fantastic place to play.

“They should enjoy themselves and just go out and be positive, learning from today and then nobody will criticise them if they lose again. Maybe a little more positive energy.”

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