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Coach’s analysis

Heynckes: Every game is like a final now

The night in Minsk was a short one for the FCB party. Following the post-match banquet and a couple of hours’ sleep, the group headed for the airport and the flight home early on Wednesday morning. Prior to boarding the Lufthansa plane, Jupp Heynckes took questions from reporters. What was his take on the Borisov clash? And what might be the consequences of a first defeat of term? listened in.

Question: Mr Heynckes, what's your analysis of the Borisov match now it’s the morning after?
Jupp Heynckes: My team put in a decent display in the first half. After the break, our opponents were better for 20 minutes, partly because we didn't switch the play from defence to attack as well as we have been doing recently. We didn't keep it as tight after losing possession, we didn't close down the space, and we gave our opponents plenty of room for counter-attacks. In the first half and in the last 15 to 20 minutes, we applied a lot of pressure, but unfortunately it wasn't enough, because the final ball wasn't quite accurate enough and their goalkeeper was outstanding.