Robert Lewandowski hammers Bayern Munich's tactics in loss to Liverpool 5 months ago

Robert Lewandowski hammers Bayern Munich's tactics in loss to Liverpool

The Reds shocked the Allianz Arena with a clinical 3-1 win on Wednesday night

Bayern Munich are facing up to another season without Champions League glory after losing to Liverpool and Robert Lewandowski has made his unhappiness with his team's tactics clear.

After a 0-0 draw at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp's side stormed into the last-eight by downing Bayern 3-1 at the Allianz Arena, Sadio Mane scoring twice as the German giants were knocked out having not been ahead at any point in the tie.

For Lewandowski, Munich's tactics were all over the place and played into Liverpool's hands.

He told Viasport: "In both games we played too defensive, we didn't try to push forward to create [attacking] situations, also in the first game, and I think today we didn't risk so much.

"We were playing at home but that wasn't our game and I think that's why Liverpool beat us.

"I think we played too deep and didn't want to make too many risks. I don't know why because sometimes we tried to push Liverpool but it was two versus four players and that's why we didn't create much - and that's not our game."

The Polish forward was this season's top scorer in the Champions League ahead of the meeting but fired off just two shots in the entire 180 minute tie, thanks to the work of Virgil Van Dijk and the Reds' defence.


"I was alone sometimes and I didn't have help, I couldn't do something and it was very difficult," he said.

"If you are alone against two or three good players it is very difficult to play.

"Today we didn't play like in the Bundesliga, of course I don't know why. Maybe we were trying to play defensive and trying to score goals and maybe that was wrong and today Liverpool were better.

"In both games maybe we risked too little and maybe that is why we are out."

Out of Europe, Bayern are still enjoying their usual dominance domestically but only sit top of the Bundesliga on goal difference, which is basically their equivalent of relegation.