Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has blamed manager Niko Kovac’s defensive set-up for their Champions League exit at the hands of Liverpool.
The Bundesliga champions secured a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Anfield, but their lack of an away goal left them vulnerable heading into Wednesday’s second leg.
Liverpool would exploit that vulnerability to great effect.
Lewandowski was fuming after the match, and pointed to his side’s lack of attacking intent in the first leg as a principal reason they are now out of Europe.
“In the first game we didn’t make a good risk to play forward and try to score the goal,” the striker told beIN SPORTS.
The Polish star also didn’t feel that his side showed enough interest in attacking during the second leg at home.
“Today also I think we didn’t try to play offensive and try to score the goal because we didn’t have a lot of chances also and that was our problem today,” the striker continued.
“We were playing at home but that wasn’t our game today and that’s why Liverpool beat us.”