The Chelsea midfielder has rejected suggestions that Friday's 2-0 defeat to Chile is a reality check, but has called on the Three Lions to bounce back against Germany
Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring early on before wrapping up the win with a cute finish in stoppage time, ending an unbeaten run for the Three Lions which had stretched back to November 2012.
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“We didn't need a reality check,” Lampard told the FA's official website. “We are very aware of the job in hand, we are not on the moon and we are not terrible – we are somewhere in between. We have got a long way to go.
“We need to concentrate on what we are doing, we have got another game against top class opposition on Tuesday [against Germany] and we need to improve.”
Lampard was keen to praise Chile afterwards and, despite the defeat, was pleased to test himself against a different style of opponent, arguing that there were plenty of positives for England to take from the game.
“They are a good team first and foremost. We knew that coming in to the game. It is a different style to what we have been playing recently,” the veteran Chelsea midfielder added.
“It was a great exercise for us, nobody wants to lose a game, they scored early and late and we had quite a few chances in the middle. It is one we need to take the positives out of going forward, we created some good stuff at times.”