Frank Lampard was pleased with Chelsea’s performance despite a 1-1 draw against Bohemians in his first game in charge on Wednesday.
The Premier League side took an early lead through Michy Batshuayi, but Eric Molloy scored an 89th-minute equaliser for Bohemians in Dublin.
“We’ve been working them very hard and we did the same this morning as well. I want to stretch them because that’s what pre-season is all about.
“We wanted to win obviously because you always do but it’s not about that at this point – it’s about individuals getting fit and pushing themselves to the limit.
Lampard used 22 different players during the pre-season friendly as he tested his squad at Dalymount Park.
The club great, whose side next face St Patrick’s Athletic on Saturday, said he was pleased with his players’ desire to learn.