Despite the disappointment in Tuesday’s defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League, future Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn still felt proud of the performance of the team over the course of two legs.
Taking to Twitter in the aftermath of the loss (found here via kicker) the former Germany goalkeeper expressed pride in his team and believed they were the better team during the quarterfinals:
“I first had to sleep a night over this dramatic game: After the first disappointment, pride prevails in a team that has shown enormous mentality over the entire past year. Our boys have shown what a great team they are!”
He later expressed his belief that Bayern’s best team wasn’t able to take the field and despite this handicap, the team still has positive momentum going forward:
“Despite a lack of top performers” they had a great fight, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough in the end, wrote the future board boss and congratulated the opponent. At the same time, the 51-year-old asked (Hansi Flick’s eleven) to put the “full focus on the (Bundesliga) championship.”
With a few games left in the Bundesliga schedule, and five points between league leaders Bayern and second place RB Leipzig, one could consider that easier said than done. It isn’t clear when the remaining injured starters will return, and Leipzig have a seemingly easier schedule than Bayern. However, considering Die Roten Bullen are in two competitions at the moment (the league and the DFB-Pokal), that could play to the Bavarians’ advantage.