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‘Disappointed’ FCB lament dropped points

The Bayern camp was downcast after failing to crack Köln’s massed defence on Saturday. “Not winning is disappointing,” said Louis van Gaal, “the fans want goals – and they’re right.” Bastian Schweinsteiger was equally angry about the dropped points: “We had so many chances, but we’ve failed to score. We hit the bar, or we hit our own players. We were unlucky on occasion, but sometimes we weren’t ruthless or smart enough.”

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Louis van Gaal: “Not winning is disappointing. The players worked hard, but it’s difficult against a team which only comes to defend. They pulled ten men back like a wall. You need a little luck in that situation. We didn’t make our own luck, but that’s what you have to do. We stopped making chances after half-time, we had a few crosses, but they were poor. The first man in the box headed every single one clear. I always try and find a solution from the bench, but there wasn’t one today. We played good, controlled football, but the crowd doesn’t see that. The fans want goals – and they’re right. The title race is far from over. The prizes are handed out in April, May, not now.”

Bastian Schweinsteiger: “You simply have to score at home. As we say in Bavaria, it’s enough to make you sick… And that’s how it is. We had so many chances, but we’ve failed to score. We hit the bar, or we hit our own players. We were unlucky on occasion, but sometimes we weren’t ruthless or smart enough. It’s a bit depressing frankly. It’s a real shame we’ve only taken a point.”