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Kovac and Neuer express disappointment in dropped points

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Niko Kovac and Manuel Neuer expressed their disappointment in the draw and two dropped points against RB Leipzig.

Bayern Munich now sits fourth in the Bundesliga, after squandering an early lead against RB Leipzig. 

Team manager Niko Kovac spoke to the clubs official website fcbayern.com about what could have been.

He said:

“We played sensationally in the first half, it was our best performance so far.”

“We didn’t allow them anything but should have made more of our dominance.”

“We made life difficult for ourselves after that. We shouldn’t have conceded the penalty after losing the ball.”

Leipzig made tactical changes ta the half and Bayern had no answer.

He added:

“Leipzig changed their formation at half-time, we should have been more compact in midfield.”

“It was an open contest then.”

Despite remaining positive, Kovac could not hide his disappointment, he continued:

“We’re looking at the bright side of the game: we turned in a really good display.”

“But at the end of the day, the result is annoying. We had more chances, we played well but unfortunately squandered two points.”

Manuel Neuer cut an equally frustrated figure by the team’s inability to finish the game off.

Neuer said:

 “We should have extended our lead in the first half, we should have closed it out or at least paved the way.”

“The equaliser knocked us out of our stride a bit because we’d been so dominant. We didn’t play so well after half-time, we didn’t show our true colours then.”

“We lacked this naturalness in our play, we weren’t so confident anymore. We must build on the good aspects and examine the bad ones.”

Bayern has made a laboured start to the season, much like they did last year. The hope will be that they can get things back on track sooner rather than later.

They trail RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and also lowly SC Freiburg.

Attentions will now turn to the Champions League before any attempt to get back in the Bundesliga title race.