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.||Photo: Bayern München/OneFootball|
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.