Bayern Munich veteran Thomas Muller admitted that his side weren’t particularly well against PSG but he is glad they got it over the line
Bayern Munich managed to knock out PSG from the Champions League on Wednesday by but Bayern veteran Thomas Muller admitted that they weren’t at their best.
Muller claims ‘luck’ were on their side
PSG came close to scoring in the first half but a goal-line clearance from de Ligt saved Bayern. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting broke the deadlock by scoring against his former side in the 61st minute before Serge Gnabry doubled the lead in the 89th minute.
“You have to be honest, in a football game like this there are always moments when you need luck on your side,” Muller told DAZN.
“We had that one moment when Yann loses the ball, which Matt clears the ball on the line. If it goes to 1-0 there, you don’t know how the teams will react to that.
“But we shed our shyness in the second half in particular, we were clearer in defense, so we played the better game in the second half and deserved to win.”
A 3-0 win on aggregate sends Bayern to the quarter-finals with AC Milan, Chelsea, and Benfica already there. Bayern boss Nagelsmann was critical of his team’s first-half performance, however.
“In the first half we did what we discussed before the game wrong, PSG pulled a lot of players into the build-up, we then let ourselves be pulled into position, were too impatient,” he told DAZN.
“The spaces were too big. Bayern had a lot of space with the ball, but we were too scared.
“We didn’t do that anymore in the second half, we won the ball well and gained a lot of depth down the right. We were clearly better in the second half and deserved to win.”