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Lampard insists Chelsea took Corinthians seriously

Frank Lampard insists Chelsea didn't take the Club World Cup lightly after yesterday's defeat to Corinthians.

Lampard returned to the side as captain and insisted nobody had underestimated the competition.

"We're disappointed," said Lampard. "It was certainly a meaningful competition.

"There was a great crowd for the final. The Chelsea fans have followed us well and as a club we wanted to win it.

"It was always going to be a tough game. They're a physical team as well as one with ability.

"Once you give Brazilian teams a goal they're adept at sitting back and counter-attacking. It was difficult to break them down. We didn't play at our best."

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