Julian Nagelsmann after the loss to Leverkusen: We deserved to lose
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Bayern Munich lost to Bayer Leverkusen with a score of 2:1. Julian Nagelsmann's team did not look like usual, and they could not impose their tempo. It is interesting that Leverkusen scored both goals from the penalty spot. Bayern Munich is in second place, while Borussia Dortmund is at the top of the table.
Nagelsmann believes that both penalties were legal and that Leverkusen was the better team for almost the entire match. "I saw relatively quickly that both are penalties," Nagelsmann told DAZN, as quoted by keepup.com "They definitely weren't dives.
We deserved to lose. Except for the last ten minutes, we were the worse team. We did a lot on our own. A lot of pressing by ourselves, a lot of walking by ourselves." The German expert believes that exhaustion is one of the reasons why his team could not show its true face.
Their biggest focus will be the Champions League trophy, but of course, they will do their best to win the Bundesliga as well. "Today we were pretty sluggish overall," Nagelsmann continued. "We won very few duels up front, but also in defence.
We have some exhausted players, so of course it was difficult. We were very weak in our game."
Thomas Muller talks about his team: We deserved to lose
Captain Thomas Muller believes that his team deserved to lose. Bayern Munich will have to do much better in the rest of the season if they want to win the title.
Their main rival will obviously be Borussia Dortmund, but we must not ignore other teams that are waiting for their chance. "Leverkusen did very well today. Unfortunately, we put very little of what has made us strong in the last few games onto the pitch. Looking at the game as a whole, the defeat is unfortunately deserved today."