Frank Lampard believes that Chelsea missed manager Jose Mourinho, as they lost to Bayern Munich but progressed to the semi-finals.
A 3-2 defeat was not enough to overturn Chelsea’s first leg lead, and The Premeir League leaders will now play the winners of the Liverpool-Juventus tie.
Lampard opened the scoring for Chelsea, but admitted that the players missed Mourinho.
“We’re a team, a squad, and all the management staff are together,” said Lampard.
“We missed him (Mourinho), you miss him in the changing room.
“That’s all that matters, going through.
“We did the hard work at 2-1 up, maybe we were sloppy at the end but we’re through.
“We got very close last year but we want to go all the way now.”
Mourinho arrived at the ground but left shortly afterwards to return to his hotyel where he watched the game on television.
“I didn’t speak with Jose,” said Chelsea’s fitness coach Rui Faria. “I think he’s happy, naturally.
“I think we performed well today. The result did not reflect what happened today.”
Bayern Munich coach Felix Megath blamed their exit from the Champions League Chelsea’s more clinical finishing had made the difference.
“It is disappointing because we were not worse than Chelsea,” Magath told reporters.
“We had the possibility in the first half hour to go into the lead. We unfortunately didn’t use our opportunities.”
“One could see the quality of Chelsea on the second goal,” Magath added. “The game was over after that.”
“I actually still thought we could pull it off until they scored the second goal.
“I was certain that once we got a second goal we’d have a good chance for a third goal,” he told Germany TV station SAT-1.
“But when Chelsea got their second goal it was over for me.”
“Naturally we are all disappointed because we could have done it. We were the more unlucky team,” Magath added.