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Nagelsmann praises Bayern performance despite Champions League exit

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Despite crashing out of the Champions League, Julian Nagelsmann was pleased with his side's performance against Villarreal.
Julian Nagelsmann.
Julian Nagelsmann.Photo: Bayern München/OneFootball
Bayern München coach Julian Nagelsmann has shared his thoughts on his side's 1-1 Champions League quarter-final draw with Villarreal tonight.

The German champions dominated the game, but failed to recover from Samuel Chukwueze's late counter-attacking goal, which sent Villarreal through 2-1 on aggregate.

Speaking after the game, Nagelsmann praised Bayern's performance, but conceded that his team should have scored a second goal before Villarreal's equaliser.

"The key was in the first leg. That's where we lost the tie. We didn't play well then; today we were very good. Tactically and intensity-wise, it was one of our best games in the last few months," said Nagelsmann after the final whistle.

"It's all very bitter. We had very little space, there was always a danger of getting hit on the counter, and creating many chances against such a deep defence is hard. If you don't win and get eliminated, that's just the way it is," he added.

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