Reaction from the first leg in Salzburg
Thu, 17/02/22, 00:45
Thomas Müller: We have mixed feelings
"We not only showed a reaction in the second half, but were superior by some margin," said Thomas Müller after FC Bayern's 1-1 draw with FC Salzburg in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. Kingsley Coman (90') scored the equaliser just before full time and rewarded FCB for a strong second half.
Nevertheless, the men from Munich could not be fully satisfied after the first leg. "Overall, it's difficult to assess. We were hoping for much more before the game," Joshua Kimmich said. fcbayern.com has reaction from the game.
Reaction from the Bayern camp:
Julian Nagelsmann: "In the second half, we did better than we did against Bochum. In the first half, we were too error-prone in the opponent's half. We lost the ball a lot of the time. Our defending wasn't great, particularly for the goal we conceded. The equaliser at the end was deserved. We pinned Salzburg back relentlessly and played very well in the second half, defending with greater risk. In the end, we'll live with the result."
Thomas Müller: "We have mixed feelings. Salzburg are a good side. The atmosphere was great, so you have to give the crowd credit as well. That's how you imagine football to be. It was fun out on the pitch, even if it was a game in which we suffered more than we would have liked. On the one hand, that was due to Salzburg, who played well. On the other hand, we also had a lot of good opportunities that we squandered. We not only showed a reaction in the second half, but were superior by some margin."
Joshua Kimmich: "Overall, it is difficult to assess. We were hoping for much more before the game. We were too often careless on the ball, which allowed Salzburg to keep coming back at us on the counter. In the second half, we controlled the game better and applied more pressure. We didn't have any great goalscoring chances, but you could tell that we really wanted to win the game."
Reaction from the Salzburg camp:
Matthias Jaissle (FC Salzburg head coach): "If I look at the whole game, how the boys have worked their socks off, I'm so satisfied. Above all, I'm proud that we were able to go toe-to-toe with Bayern for 90 minutes. I'm a bit annoyed that we conceded an equaliser so late on, but all in all you have to praise this team alot."
Andreas Ulmer (FC Salzburg defender): "When you concede an equaliser so late, it doesn't feel good. But if you take stock of the overall picture, then you realise what a performance we put in over 90 minutes. That's something to be very proud of. We had a lot of defending to do as a team. We used the spaces well in transitions. It was a good performance from us, but in the second leg we need to be a little braver."
Karim Adeyemi (FC Salzburg striker): "In the end it feels like a defeat. But a 1-1 draw is something to be proud of. Overall, we are satisfied and ready for the next game. We are ready, hungry, young and lively."
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