Bayern Munich head trainer Hansi Flick mentioned the Champions League holders have been “very unfortunate” to lose to Paris Saint-Germain within the opening leg in their quarter-final tie.
PSG left snowy Bavaria with a 3-2 merit over Bayern because of Kylian Mbappe’s memorable brace on Wednesday.
In a rematch of ultimate season’s Champions League last, Bayern had 31 makes an attempt – 12 of that have been on course – to PSG’s six however they nonetheless got here up quick within the absence of injured big name Robert Lewandowski.
Mbappe opened the scoring within the 3rd minute and Marquinhos doubled the lead 25 mins later, however Bayern rallied from 2-Zero down because of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller – who equalised at the hour-mark.
PSG, regardless that, had the general say after Mbappe restored the guests’ lead 8 mins later as Bayern had their 19-match unbeaten streak within the Champions League snapped.
“The defeat used to be very unfortunate for us,” Flick advised journalists post-game. “Paris have been very environment friendly.
“We have been dominating and had 31 pictures. However I’ve to offer a praise to my crew for his or her motivation and their mentality. We weren’t that environment friendly after we attempted to make use of our probabilities.
“However I already advised my crew – we nonetheless have one sport in Paris. We can do the whole lot to show this round into a good end result.
“It’s nonetheless our objective to achieve the semi-final. The end result from nowadays does now not exchange that.”
Crushed at house. We’ll want a large efficiency in Paris.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) April 7, 2021
Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich created 10 probabilities in opposition to PSG, probably the most by way of a participant in one Champions League tournament on the quarter-final level or later since Mesut Ozil (12) for Actual Madrid in opposition to Tottenham in April 2011.
As for team-mate Muller, he has now scored 24 targets within the knockout phases of the contest – the fourth-most of any participant, in the back of Cristiano Ronaldo (67), Lionel Messi (49) and Lewandowski (26).
Flick, in the meantime, is ready to be with out key duo Niklas Sule and Leon Goretzka once they each hobbled off in opposition to PSG.
“Each have muscular issues,” mentioned Flick, whose Bayern have conceded 50 targets in 42 suits this season, as many as they shipped in overall in 2019-20 – the ultimate marketing campaign wherein they conceded extra targets used to be 2010-11 (54).
“I don’t understand how lengthy they are going to be out. The exam will let us know. I don’t assume they are going to play on the weekend after which we can see.”