Muller-Bayern: We shot our feet against Paris Saint-Germain
Posted On April 8, 2021
Thomas Muller left Bayern Munich and declared “we shot our feet” after the Champions League champions were defeated 3-2 by Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the quarter-finals.
Kylian Mbappe scored twice in the ice at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday to give visiting French champions Paris Saint-Germain an advantage in the first-leg match in a repeat of last season’s final.
Manuel Neuer was wrong with Mbappe’s early opening goal and Marquinhos took advantage of further lax Bayern defense to double PSG’s lead in a thrilling quarter-final match.
Eric Maxime Chubu Moting narrowed the gap with a header in the first half and Muller nodded to equalize an hour earlier, but Mbappe’s 32 goal this season ended Bayern’s 19-game unbeaten run in the competition.
Bayern, led by Hanse Flick, scored 31 shots, 12 of them on target, compared to six by Paris Saint-Germain, and the story might have been different had striker Robert Lewandowski not sidelined due to a knee injury.
Mueller said that Bayern, the German champions and leaders, should be tougher in the second leg at the Parc des Princes next Tuesday.
“We have to score a lot,” Mueller, who scored 24 goals in the knockout stages of the Champions League – the fourth most players, behind Cristiano Ronaldo (67), Lionel Messi (49) and Lewandowski (26)), Skye said.
“You can always talk about goals you concede but I think nobody would have had any complaints if we had won 5-3 or 6-3.
“Somehow we shot at our feet. Now we have to come from behind.”
Chubu Moting, who hit the crossbar before Mbappe opened the scoring in a great match, echoed Mueller’s sentiments.
He said: “We did not register enough opportunities, and unfortunately we gave up a lot.” “I saw the statistics. That’s crazy. Another day, we scored five or six for sure.”
“It’s really frustrating. It was a great fight this evening. It’s a shame that we couldn’t reward ourselves – we came back so well.”