Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola feels he is partly to blame for his side’s 4-0 humbling at the hands of Real Madrid in Tuesday’s second-leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final encounter.
Madrid were leading 1-0 from the first leg, and a brace from both Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo completed the rout, as the Spanish giants blew the Bundesliga champions away with a 5-0 aggregate win.
“Of course we are disappointed and sad to have lost that game,” Guardiola told uefa.com after the game.
“We have lost; we lost clearly and by a large margin. What we did against Arsenal and Manchester [United] did not work today. Also, in the first leg in Madrid, we had more control than today, and at least a couple of chances. Today, just a few. That’s why we have lost the semi-final. You play with the ball and if you don’t have it that doesn’t work.”
Guardiola agrees that his instructions were part of the reasons his side lost against the Galacticos.
“We played badly when we had the ball,” said the Spaniard. “That’s my responsibility. I made a mistake. It was a bit better in the first leg. But congratulations to Real Madrid.”