Bayern Munich coach, Jupp Heynckes said he was at sea why his team lost 1-2 to Real Real Madrid in Wednesday night Champions League semi-final clash at the Alianz Arena. However, Heynckes was optimistic that Bayern will beat Real Madrid in the second leg next week.
“The match showed that Real Madrid are vulnerable, that they can be harmed,” Heynckes said.
“We showed that we can hurt them, so we take hope from this. You should never surrender, never give up. You should play the second leg and try to win, and that is what we will do.”
Bayern Munich took an early lead and could have doubled that when Franck Ribéry wasted a clear chance with a dreadful touch before Madrid got the equaliser shortly before half-time, then scored a second to take a 2-1 lead back to Spain.
“Had he scored that we might have won this match,” Heynckes added. He also described Madrid’s equaliser, scored by Marcelo, as “totally superfluous” and the “turning point”.
“It was a gift, just like the 2-1 was a gift,” Heynckes said.
“You don’t often see a game like this in the Champions League, where you have so many chances and you don’t take them. It doesn’t happen often at all. It’s also not usual for Madrid to allow so many chances, but we weren’t able to take them.”
We didn’t take our chances and they were more effective. Those two things came together. We handed out presents.”
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