Rudi Völler admits Bayer Leverkusen 'had hoped for more' in the Europa League after crashing out to Inter.
|Rudi Völler.||Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0|
Bayer Leverkusen were dumped out of the Europa League on Monday, suffering a 1-2 loss to Inter at the quarter-final stage.
Reflecting on the disappointing result, Leverkusen managing director Rudi Völler says he doesn't feel his team managed to show what they're capable of against the Serie A side.
"We were really disappointed after our 1-2 loss against Inter, with all respect for our high-class opponent," Völler told Kicker and added:
"We had hoped for more, especially in this competition. We lost to a very good team and knew beforehand that it would be difficult.
"But our performance, let's be clear, didn't show what we can do. We put in a good fight, but some players seemed to be holding themselves back. I don't know why. Was it nervousness? We will talk about it and analyze it."
Leverkusen finished fifth in the Bundesliga, losing out on a Champions League spot to Gladbach, who took the fourth place.