Bayern Munich’s Cameroonian forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has bemoaned the Germany champions’ missed scoring chances in Wednesday’s 2-3 home defeat to PSG.
Choupo-Moting and Thomas Müller scored for the defending champions who succumbed to Kilian Mbappe’s double and one strike from captain Marquinhos.
The Cameroonian was speaking to Bayern website after the first-leg quarter-final defeat.
“We didn’t score enough goals and conceded too many. Another day we score five or six. That’s tough to take. It was a great fight. It’s a shame we didn’t reward ourselves. We came back well. It’s not over yet. In a week, we’ll have a chance to set the record straight. We played well and dominated,” he is quoted saying.
Bayern will travel to Paris for the second leg of the quarter-final.
Ahead of the second-leg, Bayern boss Hansi Flick believes the tie is far from over.
Flick said: “The defeat was unfortunate. PSG played with great efficiency and scored three goals from very few chances. We dominated the game, had 31 shots on goal. The way we played was impressive. Unfortunately, we were not clinical and efficient enough in front of goal. The team fought for 90 minutes on the pitch, never gave up. We still have a game in Paris and we will do everything to turn that into a positive result. We want to get to the semifinals, and today’s result doesn’t change that.”
Muller also shared the coach’s optimism saying : “The defeat was unfortunate. We dominated the game. Unfortunately, we were not ruthless enough in front of goal,” Flick said afterwards. The Bavarians, however, were in fighting spirit looking ahead to next week’s second leg. “We are convinced we can progress.”