Champions League

Lahm: We tried everything

2016-05-04 12:11
Philip Lahm (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm revealed his disappointment at not making the Champions League final, but doesn't think there was much more they could have done.

The Bavarians threw everything at Atletico Madrid in a bid to overturn the 1-0 deficit they took into the game from the first-leg.

However, the fell just short, winning 2-1 on the night to bring the scores level at 2-2 on aggregate but allowing Atleti through to the final on the away-goals rule.

Lahm was frustrated at not being able to reward out-going head coach Pep Guardiola with a Champions League trophy, but believes they gave absolutely everything they had to win the match.

"It's a pity we have not rewarded ourselves and the coach for the last three years," he said. "Atletico punished us on the break. We tried everything. Unfortunately it wasn't enough.

"It's bitter to be knocked out after a game like that, but we can still finish the season celebrating."

Thomas Muller missed a first-half penalty that would have put Bayern 2-0 up on the night, and the squandered chance changed the complexion of the tie completely, but the striker believes they did not do much wrong on the night.

"Football can be extreme at times," he added. "We did many things right and a few things wrong.

"Unfortunately it wasn't enough. I have rarely witnessed something like this. It's quite a setback and of course I'm disappointed because I didn't score from the penalty."

 

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