Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller have reacted to Bayern Munich Champions League defeat to Manchester City at Allianz Arena.
The German international seems to have gotten over the exit while he urged the team to stop dwelling on the loss and move on to the next game in the Bundesliga.
Thomas Muller also pointed out the chink in the armor of the Bavarians in the rollercoaster clash against the Premier League champions.
He lauded the spirited effort by the team but added it lacked the attacking and cutting edge punch to finish off created chances.
Speaking after City knocked them out of the Champions League 4-1 on aggregate, Thomas Tuchel wrote,
“The crowd showed after the game that they saw how much effort we put in and how much we tried to turn the tide.
“Ultimately, we are not scoring enough goals and we have to be honest. It was a huge effort. We also had great pieces of play, but in the end we lacked the cutting edge and punch.
“We can build on the energy and we know on Saturday we got an opponent in Mainz who have had a week rest.
“That is the main focus now. Not dwelling on the bitter exit for long.”
Bayern Munich needed to overturn a 3-0 first leg defeat at Etihad to stand a chance of progressing to the semifinals of the competition.
Rodri, Silva, and Erling Haaland were on target as Manchester City bundled the Bundesliga champions in style at Etihad.
Although playing second fiddle to the Bavarians, City converted their chances and nailed the game perfectly to head into the second leg with a big advantage.
At Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich dominated play, backed with a roaring home crowd, but could not unsettle the brink wall defense of Manchester City.
Erling Haaland missed a first-half penalty that would have given the away side the lead in the first half.
The Norwegian fired off target over the crossbar but later atone for his penalty miss when the ball dropped off Upamecano in the Bayern Munich box. He beat Yann Sommer with a perfect strike to give Manchester City the lead.
The Bavarians needed Joshua Kimmich’s 83rd-minute penalty to equalise as they settled for a disappointing 1-1 draw after the final whistle.
Thomas Muller started from the bench. He was subbed on in the 71st minute for James Musiala but the Bavarians failed to break City’s defense.
Thomas Muller made little or no difference in the game as City choked off attacking attempts by the Bavarians close to the City box, leaving the team frustrated upfront.
Despite the exit from Europe’s prestigious club tournament, it appears the 33-year-old is ready to move on to the next assignment.
Thomas Muller has only one Champions League goal for Bayern Munich this season in eight games.
He has 6 goals and 7 assists in 21 Bundesliga games for the Bavarians in the current campaign.
Muller is Bayern Munich vice-captain and one of the oldest members of the squad. His contract was set to expire in 2023 but has agreed a one-year contract extension that will see him stay at the club till 2024.