Thomas Müller: "We want to hit back in the second leg"
“We’ll show another side to us in the second leg,” Joshua Kimmich stated after Bayern’s 1-0 quarter-final first leg loss away at Villarreal. The disappointment in the performance in the Champions League was clear to see from the coach and the team after the game. “We deserved to lose. We weren’t good today,“ Julian Nagelsmann summarised. But the team is looking ahead and remains confidence. “We want to win in the Bundesliga on Saturday, and then we move on. We want to hit back in the second leg,” Thomas Müller declared. fcbayern.com has the reaction to the game in Spain.
Reaction to the game
Julian Nagelsmann: “We didn’t play well today in any area. The fact it’s just 1-0 means we’ve got confidence for the second leg. We’ll show another side to us. We deserved to lose. We weren’t good today. We had very little power in our defending in the first half and no chances to score. The second half was somewhat wild and we didn’t have control. Villarreal did well. They’re a team who can play their way out. The idea for the second half was to have more possession and play the ball out to the wings. But we didn’t really manage that so well.”
Thomas Müller: “It’s an unscheduled defeat. We couldn’t play the game we wanted. If things had gone badly, it could’ve been higher. We wanted to but just couldn’t. Maybe we lacked sprightliness. We lost, we take it on the chin, but we know how to assess it. It’s not what we wanted to show. We’re at home next week. It’s only half-time and we’re 1-0 down. We’ll pull ourselves together. We want to win in the Bundesliga on Saturday, and then we move on. We want to hit back in the second leg.”
Joshua Kimmich: “It was down to our approach. We weren’t there at all in the first half. The second half was better, but also wilder. We risked more. It meant more mistakes happened. We got off lightly with 1-0. We didn’t play a superior opponent, but they have quality and we couldn’t show ours today. But I’m sure we’ll show another side to us in the second leg.”
Unai Emery (Villarreal head coach): “We played well and made a lot of people happy. The result was 1-0 but it could’ve been more. Nevertheless, I’m happy. But it also means we need to be careful. There’s still another 90 minutes. We also want to win the second leg.”
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