Thomas Tuchel praised Bayern Munich’s performance against Manchester City in the Champions League despite a 3-0 loss and said he had “fallen in love” with his team.
The German champions, who have had a pretty mixed season by their usual standards, fell behind at the Etihad after 27 minutes to a superb long-range effort from Rodri, who put it on. ball into the top corner with the weaker left foot.
However, Bayern stepped up early in the second half and forced Ederson to make a series of brilliant saves, but a mistake by Dayot Upamecano helped City score a second through Bernardo Silva.
Yann Sommer was forced to make some excellent saves; City had nine shots on target in the game, and the draw seemed decided when Erling Haaland headed home to make it 3-0.
However, Tuchel was pleased with what he saw from his side, who actually had 56% of possession, the most by an opposing team at the Etihad since Pep Guardiola took charge, and insisted. The quarterfinals are not over yet. “I completely disagree with the result,” the former Chelsea manager told Amazon Prime after the game.
Guardiola also felt that Bayern played very well despite the goals and being sidelined, as he said in his post-match press conference:
“It’s not comfortable.” Emotionally, I am destroyed.
“Today I am 10 years old.” It takes a lot, and now I have to relax, take a day off, then go to Leicester and travel again.
“I know what we have to do. If you don’t play, they can score one, two, or three. I know that, and the players know it too. It’s an amazing result, but we play our game with a big personality. “Here we have our chance, especially this season, and we are clinical.” same in Munich. I’ve been there for three years, and I miss what it means and the people. We go there to score goals and try to win the game.