Bayern victory not enough for Muller

11 June 2020 20:37:59 GMTPlus10

Thomas Muller blamed fatigue for a patchy performance despite Bayern Munich reaching the final of the German Cup on Wednesday.

The Bavarians progressed courtest of a 2-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena in the DFB-Pokal Cup semi-finals.

Ivan Perisic had given the German treble-chasers the lead in a dominant first-half before Danny da Costa equalised for Eintracht.

Robert Lewandowski's winner - his 45th goal in just 39 games this season - was initially ruled out for offside but VAR overturned the call and awarded the goal.

In terms of our play, the final ball, we can be anything but satisfied.

Thomas Muller

Bayern will face Bayer Leverkusen in the final in Berlin on 4th July after they swept aside minnows FC Saarbrucken 3-0 on Tuesday.

However, despite the win, Muller was not satisfied with the performance levels of his team and blamed a lack of attacking fluidity on a punishing Bundesliga schedule over the last few weeks.

Hansi Flick's men are seven points clear at the top of the German league after 30 games and are in fine form, winning their last 12 games in all competitions.

But their efforts are taking a toll on the team according to Muller, who was not impressed with some sloppy passing and unusually poor pressing.

"We should have taken a bigger lead," Muller told Bayern's official club website.

"But we too were tired and fatigued after the last few weeks, unfortunately it was similar in the second half. We were unusually sloppy. Our pressing wasn't deserving of our name.

"Our defenders did a good job. They stifled a lot, but in terms of our play, the final ball, we can be anything but satisfied."

Bayern are 1.44 to beat Borussia Monchengladbach at home in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Die Fohlen are 6.00 to win the game, with the draw 5.00.

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