Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has revealed why his team failed to score against Atletico Madrid in Wednesday UEFA Champions’ League encounter at the Vicente Calderon.
He stated this on Wednesday night while speaking to the media in the aftermath of his team’s 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid
Saul Niguez struck in the 11th minute to hand Atletico the advantage going into the return leg and the coach who is bound to take over the reins at Manchester City next season was quoted by the official twitter handle of the German club.
“Their goal is a brilliant goal, but it’s our mistake. We kept standing off. I’m not happy with how we played,” Guardiola said.
“It was a good game overall, but we started badly. The goal was a consequence of our slow play. We played very well and had enough goal chances, so I am pleased with the performance.
“We have to play more intelligently in the return match, we need patience and we only need a goal to take the game to extra time.”
However, Atletico boss Diego Simeone refused to get carried away after watching his side cling on in the second-half.
“The result gives us the possibility to play in Munich in a fantastic stadium with a chance,” said Simeone.
“The first-half was closer to what we wanted and the second-half was much closer to what they wanted from the start.”
Bayern couldn’t have made a worse start once more in the Spanish capital as, roared on by a vociferous support, Atletico flew out of the blocks early on.
Bayern made late attempts to equalise and will need to beat the Spanish side with more than a goal advantage to reach the final.