Frank Lampard hopes that Chelsea learns from Sunday's defeat at Manchester United. The manager experienced a painful competition debut with a 4-0 loss.
"It may be clear that we are building a team, especially given the injuries we have. We need to learn from this quickly," said 41-year-old Lampard.
"We miss internationals and big names, but I don't want to apologize. We played in this field more often in recent weeks, but we made four mistakes and that was punished severely."
At halftime it was 1-0 at Old Trafford through a goal from Marcus Rashford. In the second half, United walked out via Anthony Martial, again Rashford and substitute Daniel James.
"I want to get started"
Despite the big defeat, Lampard emphasizes that not everything was bad. "I have seen many good things, but also less good things, and they were immediately fatal. I am not going to complain too much about the players that were not available. I mainly want to get started," the former midfielder said.
"I think the supporters have seen a team that did everything, but at a certain point it quickly went in the wrong direction for us. That was a painful lesson."
Wednesday the next test is already waiting for Lampard and Europa League winner Chelsea, when Champions League winner Liverpool is the opponent in the battle for the European Super Cup.
Four days later 'The Blues' get the chance to grab the first points in the Premier League against Leicester City.