Kovac disappointed with team’s inability to close out games

Bayern Munich manager Nico Kovac has revealed his disappointment at his side’s inability to close out games after they conceded a late equalizer to Freiburg on Saturday.

The German champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Freiburg in their Bundesliga clash at the Allianz Arena after Lucas Holer scored a leveller for the visitors in the 89th minute after Serge Gnabry had given the champions the lead nine minutes earlier.

Kovac insists it was unacceptable for the Bavarians to give up a lead so late as they failed to win for the fourth time in 10 league games this season.

“In the second half, we mostly played near the goal of Freiburg. We had to pay attention because they had two strikers in front who could hold the ball up, so the others can follow [on the counter-attack],” he said, according to FourFourTwo.

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“Gunter was very active on the wings. We got in the lead and as Bayern Munich, we mustn’t give that away.

“We have to clear the balls earlier then and not try to play the ball around in the defence. We put Joshua Kimmich in danger.”

Before a trip to the Signal Iduna Park to face league leaders, Dortmund on November 10, Bayern host AEK Athens in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

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