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Niko Kovac: 'The result is annoying'

By Rune Gjerulff

Speaking after Saturday's 1-1 draw with RB Leipzig, Bayern München coach Niko Kovac said he was pleased with his team's performance, but disappointed with the result.

Niko Kovac.
Niko Kovac.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0
Bayern München coach Niko Kovac felt his side deserved more than a draw against RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern a great start with an early goal, but the Bavarians were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at the end of the day after Emil Forsberg scored a penalty shortly before the break.

"We played sensationally in the first half, it was our best performance so far. We didn't allow them anything but should have made more of our dominance. We made life difficult for ourselves after that. We shouldn't have conceded the penalty after losing the ball," Kovac said after the game, as quoted by Bayern München.

"Leipzig changed their formation at half-time, we should have been more compact in midfield. It was an open contest then. At the end of the day, the result is annoying. We had more chances, we played well but unfortunately squandered two points. We're looking at the bright side of the game: we turned in a really good display," he added.

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann admitted his side struggled from the start of the game, but felt they got a better hold of the game after the break.

"We couldn't have started much worse and struggled to get into the game after their goal. We got a foothold in the second half though and created a number of decent chances. It was end-to-end in the closing stages," Nagelsmann said, as quoted by RB Leipzig.

'Die Roten Bullen' still sit top of the Bundesliga after Saturday's draw, one point in front of second-placed Borussia Dortmund.

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