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Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer, Leon Goretzka react to Bayern Munich’s draw with Gladbach

Bayern Munich’s players felt like they left points on the pitch.

Borussia Monchengladbach v FC Bayern Munchen - Bundesliga Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images,

While Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach was entertaining for fans, the Bavarians were left thinking they should have walked away with more than one point.

“Of course, it’s not the desired result. We were 1:0 behind, that can happen in Gladbach. From the 25th minute we showed a better performance, at the beginning we were not so in the game. We improved steadily and made the deserved equalizer. We have to live with the draw and now look forward to the Supercup against Dortmund,” said Manuel Neuer (as captured by FCBayern.com).

Thomas Müller also felt like Bayern Munich should have won the game.

“More would have been possible from the course of the game. But Gladbach could also have scored another goal. Unfortunately, we missed the opportunity to make more of it in our very good phase,” said Müller. “We had the game under control and played good soccer. At the back, we lost a little bit of structure and it went back and forth. We have some things we need to improve, we’ll work on that until Tuesday.”

Leon Goretzka, meanwhile, felt like the squad’s shaky start should have been expected given the team’s lack of time together.

“It was a typical opening game with a hectic start, where we also fall behind. After that, we had better control of the game. Especially at the beginning of the second half, we had a phase where we had a lot of good chances and we had to score the goal,” Goretzka said. “Towards the end it got hectic again. It was attractive for the spectators, but of course we would have liked to win it. We still have a lot to do. I’m sure we’ll improve from game to game over the course of the first leg.”