Jorginho has called on his Chelsea team-mates to dust themselves off immediately following last night’s thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich and the midfielder, who will miss the second leg because of suspension, has also claimed that there is still a chance of them overturning the three-goal deficit.
A yellow card at the beginning of the second half for dissent rules the Italian out of the game at Allianz Arena on March 18 but there seems little chance of a comeback anyway having been so thoroughly outclassed at Stamford Bridge.
The key now is for Frank Lampard’s side to pick themselves up after such a heavy defeat with the race for top four and the FA Cup becoming their priorities.
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“It is very difficult to say anything right now because it was a difficult game and we just saw a big team,” Jorginho said. “So we know we have a lot to improve and they showed so many things to us that we can learn from our mistakes and from them as well.
“I would like to be able to play the second game to help my team-mates, but unfortunately I can’t so I support them from home.
“It is real tough for the changing room, for us, but we have the other competitions and we still have another game. Anything can happen because in football you never know.
“We just have to believe in ourselves, don’t put our heads down. We need to keep working, keep pushing, because we are a good team.
“We need to believe, work hard and be together.”
While Bayern were in sensational form, Chelsea played below their ability and Jorginho said that it taught the players a harsh lesson in terms of what it takes to mix it with the very best.
“That at this level if you concede a chance, they can kill you and when you create you have to score – even if you are playing worse than the other team because then things can change.”
He also believes that…