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Bayern´s Muller: We shot ourselves within the foot against PSG

Thomas Muller changed into as soon as left to rue Bayern Munich’s profligacy and declared “we shot ourselves within the foot” after the Champions League holders were overwhelmed 3-2 by Paris Saint-Germain within the hole leg of the quarter-closing matchup.

Kylian Mbappe scored twice within the snow at Allianz Enviornment on Wednesday to give visiting French champions PSG a well-known-leg advantage in a repeat of final season’s closing.

Manuel Neuer changed into as soon as at fault for Mbappe’s early opening goal and Marquinhos capitalised on extra slack Bayern defending to double PSG’s lead in an exhilarating quarter-closing tie.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting diminished the deficit with a well-known-half header and Muller nodded house an equaliser on the hour-imprint, but Mbappe’s 32nd goal of the season ended Bayern’s 19-match unbeaten hurry within the competitors.

Hansi Flick’s Bayern had 31 shots, 12 of which were heading within the appropriate direction, to PSG’s six and it may possibly most likely maybe were a particular story if prolific striker Robert Lewandowski changed into as soon as now not sidelined with a knee damage.

Muller acknowledged Bundesliga champions and leaders Bayern needs to be extra ruthless within the 2nd leg at the Parc des Princes next Tuesday.

“Now we want to ranking lots extra,” Muller, who has netted 24 targets within the knockout phases of the Champions League – the fourth-most of any player, within the support of Cristiano Ronaldo (67), Lionel Messi (49) and Lewandowski (26), suggested Sky.

“That you just can continually drawl concerning the targets you concede but I believe no one may possibly maybe possess had any complaints had we won 5-3 or 6-3.

“By some means we shot ourselves within the foot. Now we want to come support from within the support of.”

Thomas Müller ratings his 48th goal within the Champions League #UCL pic.twitter.com/DGgnydxOYf

— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 7, 2021

Choupo-Moting, who struck the crossbar before Mbappe opened the scoring in a pulsating contest, echoed Muller’s sentiments.

“We correct didn’t ranking ample possibilities and unfortunately conceded too many,” he acknowledged. “I seen the statistics. It’s crazy. On one other day, we ranking five or six, evidently.

“It’s in actuality anxious. It changed into as soon as a wonderful fight this night. It’s a disgrace we couldn’t reward ourselves – we came support correctly.”

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