Kovac: We shouldn't have lost the match

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Bayern were annoyed they failed to take points after the 3-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen. "We shouldn't have lost the match," Niko Kovac summarised after the final whistle: "It should have ended in a draw." The Bavarians had good chances in the first half. "We should have closed it out then," said the Bayern coach.

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Niko Kovac: "The result doesn't reflect what happened on the pitch. It was an intense match. We played well in the first half, whereas Leverkusen went missing. We should have closed it out then. We shouldn't have lost the match, it should have ended in a draw. Leverkusen took four shots and scored three goals. We wanted to be compact but we made a few mistakes when we conceded the goals."

Thomas Müller: "The match was intense from the start. We knew what awaited us. We had good chances and scored the opener. Then Leverkusen levelled from a set-piece. Leverkusen didn't exactly take us apart in the second half. The match was very wild, very scrappy."

Peter Bosz (Bayer Leverkusen coach): "It was a nice match for the fans. Both teams had to win today, you could see that. Both attacked, it wasn't easy for us. It was important for us to keep our heads up and try to attack after we conceded the opener. My players were bold in the second half, they did a very good job."

Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen): "It was an emotional match. I'm very drained, we had to run a lot. Bayern are a very, very good team. But we were on a par with them today. We wanted to score goals."

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