Champions League: ‘We could’ve done better,’ Lyon’s Karl Toko Ekambi rues missed chances after defeat to Bayern Munich – Sports News , Firstpost


Lyon ahead Karl Toko Ekambi missed two clear-cut possibilities as Bayern Munich gained the semi-final 3-0.

Lisbon: Lyon ahead Karl Toko Ekambi mentioned he did not assume Bayern Munich had been “unbeatable” within the Champions League regardless of Wednesday’s 3-Zero loss to the German facet within the semi-finals in Lisbon.

The Cameroon worldwide missed two clear-cut possibilities, notably hitting the submit simply moments earlier than Serge Gnabry scored the opening aim on the Estadio Jose Alvalade.

“We might’ve carried out higher, we might’ve scored objectives – me the primary one,” Toko Ekambi instructed French broadcaster RMC Sport.

“It did not go our manner tonight, we missed some possibilities and we had been up in opposition to an ideal goalkeeper.”

5-time European champions Bayern, who will face Paris Saint-Germain within the remaining, have gained their final 20 matches and are unbeaten in 29 outings, a run that started final December.

“I do not assume they’re unbeatable,” mentioned Toko Ekambi. “We knew they had been an ideal facet earlier than the sport and we knew we needed to play out of our skins to win this match however we weren’t capable of do it.”

“Generally you will have it, typically you do not,” he added. “Tonight we did not do the issues we would have liked to win the match.”

Lyon coach Rudi Garcia mentioned he felt it was a “actually harsh scoreline” however accepted his workforce’s lack of killer contact was their undoing, ending a shock run that had accounted for Juventus and Manchester Metropolis.

“Even when we may be happy with our run and our match at this time, it is disappointment initially,” mentioned Garcia.

“We actually needed to be within the remaining, we believed in it and I feel we had been proper to, the match demonstrated that. Main 1-Zero would’ve have been totally different or getting again to 2-1, even. I feel they’re blissful to have crushed us, even when they had been sturdy favourites.”

Garcia additionally highlighted the wasted early possibilities for Memphis Depay and Toko Ekambi that would have dramatically modified the sport.

“We lacked success at the beginning of the match as a result of we had the 2 largest possibilities. We must always’ve been forward however discovered ourselves behind by way of a little bit of genius from Gnabry,” he added.

“There was a sense of injustice which weighed on us a bit, we conceded a second aim after giving the ball away and at 2-Zero it turns into very tough.”

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