Created on 03-11-2009 at 00:00 AM
Bayern are staring an early Champions League exit full in the face after a disappointing home defeat to Girondins Bordeaux. To make the Round of 16, Munich must win their two remaining games and hope Juventus fail to beat Bordeaux in France. “We still have a small chance, but we’re dependent on Bordeaux,” Louis van Gaal acknowledged. “It’s going to be tough,” admitted Mark van Bommel.
Reaction to Bayern v Bordeaux
Louis van Gaal: “That was a long way from our best performance, but you have to be at your best in the Champions League. We kept our shape, we let them have very few chances and we made openings of our own, but we failed to score, and that’s what really matters. And it’s the little things that settle a game like that. A shot hits the post, a handball, a free-kick. We battled away but we’ve come up short. We’re not out yet. We still have a small chance, but we’re dependent on Bordeaux.“
Mark van Bommel: “I take responsibility for the first goal, that shouldn’t have happened. We should have taken the lead, the incident with Klose should have been a penalty. We reacted well and gave it our best shot in the second half. We dominated the game, but you’ve got to score. We had three or four really good chances, but it wasn’t enough. It’s not over yet because there are still two games to play. If we win them, we’ll be up to ten points. But it’s going to be tough.“