Derek Adams praised his side’s resilience after their 4-0 FA Cup defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The Shrimps may have bowed out of the competition but Adams said he pleased with the commitment and work rate against a side full of internationals that had a combined cost of somewhere near £280m.
He said: “To be honest I wasn’t expecting Frank Lampard to name a side as strong as he did and he definitely showed us and the competition a lot of respect
"They were a side that had been under a bit of pressure lately and we knew it was going to be a tough afternoon especially as we had been self isolating for 10 days recently which wasn’t ideal.
“But we started well and kept our shape and kept our discipline and they hadn’t really troubled us too much before they scored and there was nothing in the game until then because they weren’t creating too much and we were pretty happy.
"We knew they would have a lot of possession but they didn’t really play through us and the lads did really well.
“We then looked like we would keep it to 1-0 into half time but they scored just before the break and added another at the start of the second half and it was pretty much game over then.
“We did all we could then to try and cause them a few problems and we kept going right to the end to tay and get something.
“We showed a lot of resilience and a good understanding pf the game and I was pleased for the players.''