Robert Lewandowski has slammed Bayern Munich’s tactics after their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League.
Two goals from Sadio Mane, plus Virgil van Dijk’s thumping header, sealed victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side in Munich and booked Liverpool’s place in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Bayern held Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield in the first leg but after a bright start in the second leg at the Allianz Arena, the German champions struggled to create chances, although they did equalise through Joel Matip’s own goal.
And Lewandowski admits Bayern were too negative in their approach to both home and away ties. ‘Of course, we knew it would be a tough game,’ Lewandowski told Viasport.
‘But in both games I think we played too defensive.
‘We didn’t try to push forward to create situations – in the first game and today. ‘We didn’t risk much, we were playing at home it was our game but that’s why I think Liverpool beat us.
‘We were playing too deep, we didn’t take risks, I don’t know why. ‘We tried to push Liverpool but offensively sometimes it was two against four players and that’s why we didn’t do much.
‘I have a lot of duels today, it was very difficult because I was alone. ‘If you are alone against two or three good players it’s very difficult to play.’