Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller openly blamed his side’s first leg result when they were knocked out of a ‘very disappointing’ Champions League at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Champions League (UCL) trophy holders Bayern won 1-0 in the second leg of the quarter-finals in Paris earlier this morning, but were knocked out by an away goal after a 3-2 defeat in Munich.
Muller said the disappointment was huge as he lamented Bayern’s inability to take chances when they faced PSG who were runners -up last season.
“We didn’t help ourselves with the first decision,” Muller told Sky Germany. “The disappointment was enormous.”
Bayern are the third consecutive Champions League winners to fail to reach at least the semi-finals the following season in competition, something that has not happened since four consecutive teams failed between 2004-05 and 2007-08 (Porto, Liverpool, Barcelona and Milan).
Muller added: “We scored one goal too few to go forward. The course of the game was different with Munich. We didn’t have a lot of pressure in the early stages.
“We then had the situation we wanted and scored right before half -time. We had some chances before half -time that we didn’t take for different reasons.
“In the second half, the effort was always there, but the game was very interrupted. In the end, Paris made a big mistake, but it was very disappointing when we were knocked out despite winning in Paris.”