Bayern striker slams coach Kovac tactics after Liverpool win

Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 14/03/2019

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has slammed Niko Kovac tactics after their Champions League 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night at Allianz Arena.

Sadio Mane put the visitor upfront in the 26th minutes but the Bavarian level it up after Joel Matip own goal before half-time, but two second-half goal from Virgil Van Dijk and Senegal international sealed their progression into the quarter-finals with 21 minutes to go.

Lewandowski believes Bayern Munich paid the price for not being attacking enough over the two legs as Jurgen Klopp won the tactical battle with Kovac.

Poland skipper told TV broadcaster Viasat: "In both games, we played too defensive.

"We didn’t try to push forward to create situations – in the first game and tonight.

"We were playing too deep, we didn’t take risks to try to score the goals, I don’t know why.

"We didn't try to play offensive and we didn't have a lot of chances. That was our problem and that's why Liverpool beat us.

"We tried to push Liverpool but offensively sometimes it was two against four players and that’s why we didn’t do much.

"I had a lot of duels but it was very difficult because I was alone. If you are alone against two or three good players then it's very difficult.

"I am not happy, I am angry because we should have done better.”

Bayern Munich will try to get some points between themselves and Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga table on Sunday, as they take on Mainz at the Allianz Arena while Liverpool are set to travel to London to face Premier League strugglers Fulham, as they attempt to keep the pressure on current Premier League leaders Manchester City.