The Bayern Munich coach is struggling to digest the elimination of his team against Paris in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The reigning European champion has fallen. Bayern Munich were eliminated from the Champions League in the quarter-finals of the competition by Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening. While the Bavarians managed to win thanks to a goal from Choupo-Moting, they failed to turn the tide after the first leg defeat at the Allianz Arena. Indeed, Bayern Munich is eliminated on goal difference by the capital club.
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Bayern Munich failed to score the second qualifying goal, but the Bavarians could also have taken a goal without a great Manuel Neuer or if Neymar had been more skillful in front of goal. So inevitably, after the meeting, in view of the first leg, Bayern Munich had difficulty digesting its elimination, especially since the players and managers of the Bavarian club dreamed of retaining their title.
Hot, Hansi Flick displayed his frustration at the Sky microphone: “In the first leg in Munich we just didn’t score enough goals with all the chances we had. We were the better team in both games. We were unlucky that important players didn’t not there. The team tried everything but weren’t quite as determined. We have to accept it now. “
“You have to accept bad luck”
The Bayern Munich coach developed his thoughts at a press conference: “I think it was in the first leg that we lost (qualifying), with all the chances we didn’t put in. And the third goal we conceded was one too many, 2-2 would have been Good. This (Tuesday) evening, we missed the little bit of luck in the last minutes, especially when Leroy (Sané) was in a good position and he chose to pass instead of trying his luck. “
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“Normally, the team has a huge quality in the last thirty meters, but Paris defended well, and, as on the first leg, we were not decisive enough, we missed the last ” punch ” . In the two matches, I think we were the better team. Today we saw the offensive quality of Paris, but I have to compliment my team, they were very focused, they tried everything. bad luck, with some important players unavailable, but we have to accept it. And congratulate Paris and accept the result “, concluded Hansi Flick.
Same story with Thomas Müller who did not hide his disappointment at the Sky microphone: “The game didn’t turn out like in Munich, we didn’t manage to put pressure on their goal from the start and it was Paris who had chances. Manu (Neuer) made some very good saves and we were helped by the posts. In the second half, we were very good at the start, but the game was very choppy, with constant interruptions, and we did not manage to have a pressure phase. C ‘ is very disappointing to be eliminated by winning in Paris “.