Lewandowski hits out at Bayern tactics in Liverpool loss

Joe Williams
Manuel Neuer Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski has criticised Bayern Munich’s tactics during their 3-1 loss to Liverpool at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

Sadio Mane’s brilliant opener was cancelled out by Joel Matip’s own goal before half-time but Virgil Van Dijk’s first Champions League goal for the club meant Bayern then had to score two more. Mane converted a far-post diving header late on.

The result means Liverpool progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after the first leg at Anfield ended goalless.

“Of course, we knew it would be a tough game,” Lewandowski told Viasport.

“But in both games I think we played too defensive. ‘We didn’t try to push forward to create situations – in the first game and today. ‘We didn’t risk much, we were playing at home it was our game but that’s why I think Liverpool beat us.

“We were playing too deep, we didn’t take risks, I don’t know why.

“We tried to push Liverpool but offensively sometimes it was two against four players and that’s why we didn’t do much.

“I have a lot of duels today, it was very difficult because I was alone.

“If you are alone against two or three good players it’s very difficult to play.”