Despite a large domination, Bayern Munich was surprised by Paris SG (2-3, quarter-final first leg of the Champions League). The defending champions have it bad but have not said their last word.
Bayern Munich still can’t believe it. Despite favorable ball possession (64%), an incredible number of shots (31 attempts, 12 on target) and 54% of duels won, the Bavarians failed to win against Paris SG in the quarter-final first leg. of Champions League. Worse, the title holders even conceded their first defeat of the season in the queen competition (2-3).
Frustration is obviously in the ranks of Munich. “Of course we are frustrated, we deserved to win tonight. (…) We lacked efficiency, we lacked realism ”, notably slipped Benjamin Pavard at the end of the meeting at the microphone of RMC Sport. But if the disappointment is immense, the Germans have not said their last word. “We know we can do it, tonight’s game (Wednesday) shows it, there is only one goal. If we set the goals that we did not set tonight, that can do it “, thus launched Kingsley Coman, quite serene, to RMC Sport.
“We deserved to win”
Same story for Pavard. “When we see the match, we deserved to win, we have to put the same ingredients, the same state of mind, I’m sure we can qualify there”, dropped the 2018 world champion. Ditto for Thomas Müller on his social networks. “So many chances but only two goals for Bayern. Next Tuesday we will have to score more goals! ”, he hammered, sure of the strength of his family.
Munich coach Hans-Dieter Flick gave a similar analysis after the meeting. “It’s an unfortunate defeat. Paris played very efficiently but we dominated the game. I have to compliment my team on the mentality, the style of play. Despite everything, we weren’t focused enough in front of goal. I told the team that there is still one game to play and we will give everything to turn this result in our favor. It doesn’t change our mentality. “ Disappointed by the result but reassured by the score played, Bayern is therefore confident for the return leg. The PSG are warned, the qualification for the semi-finals is still far from being in pocket.
So many chances but only two @FCBayern goals! 😠Next Tuesday @ChampionsLeague – we have to score more goals !! ⚽️⚽️ PACK MAS !! #UCL #FCBayern #FCBPSG #esmuellert #MiaSanMia #NeverGiveUp pic.twitter.com/URtkztPiFi
– Thomas Müller (@esmuellert_) April 7, 2021