The Dutchman lamented how poorly the group performed on the big stage at Etihad Stadium.
“It was 3-0, but they had chances to make it four or five. I think we gave the game away. City had a big chance in the first half, but we had one too through (Jamal) Musiala. It’s a shame to give the game away like that,” De Ligt told Prime Video (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “We had our chances, not as many as Manchester City, they played a lot better. Of course it sucks to give it away like that.”
In a match where his fellow backliners struggled mightily, De Ligt battled through a rolled ankle to try and give the appearance of some stability in front of Yann Sommer. With a 3-0 deficit heading into the second leg of this tie, however, Bayern Munich might need the Dutchman to put on his goal-scoring boots more than his defending cleats for the next match.
Interested in an in-depth, two person review of the game? Well then check out our postgame podcast! Chuck and INNN harshly critique everything that went wrong in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City, from individual player performances to tactics, transfers, and the board themselves. Listen to it below or on Spotify.