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Man City boss Eriksson: My worst ever defeat

The former England coach claimed his side's poor performance helped to make Chelsea look better than they were.

Eriksson said: "For sure this is a wake-up call for all of us. I am very disappointed. When you lose 6-0 and I don't think I have ever lost by that, it is very disappointing.

"My worst result previously was Gothenburg - 5-1 to Arsenal many years ago in the European Cup Winners' Cup.

"Maybe there has been too much talk about us playing good football and I will not blame anyone, absolutely not. But if you don't defend well in football then things will happen that have happened today.

"If you give Frank Lampard, Michael Essien, Joe Cole all the time and space we gave them today, they will kill you and they killed us.

"We made Chelsea better than they are today. By two or three passes they are along with our goalkeeper - that is not defending.

"I am not talking about the four defenders, I am talking in general. If you defend in football today, you have to defend with 11. We did exactly the opposite."

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