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Frank Lampard started Chelsea’s journey to the Champions League final, as he guided the Chelsea team through the group stages and was unbeaten in the process.
Lampard was sacked before the second round clash against Atletico Madrid, and the Blues legend has reacted to the progress the side has made.
According to Lampard, last season’s heavy defeat to Bayern Munich helped the side progress in their mentality.
He said in an interview with Liverpool legend and Sportsmail analyst Jamie Redknapp: “When we lost to Bayern Munich last season (3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the last 16), we lost in a clinical and brilliant 30 minutes from them.
“I said to my staff afterwards: ‘This will be an incredible experience for players like Mason, Reece, Tammy, Fikayo (Tomori).’
“Bayern were on a different level to everybody last year. When we analysed the Champions League appearances after the match you couldn’t compare the experience between the squads. Now I really hope Chelsea can do it, for those players and for the fans.”