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Giving the game away like that after leading 2-0 hurts-Goretzka

Sat 09 January 2021 | 13:40

Leon Goretzka said Bayern Munich only had themselves to blame after letting a two-goal lead slip in a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach

Last night in the 15th round of the Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach won 3-2 against Bayern Munich with a dramatic comeback. Bayern Munich initially took the lead with goals from

Lewandowski

and

Goretzka

, but two goals from Jonas Hofmann and one from Neuhaus made it 3-2 in Monchengladbach's favor.

Goretzka believes that only their own mistakes led to such a result, and at the same time claimed that Bayern should try harder to win honors.

"

Giving the game away like that after leading 2-0 hurts. The first 30 or 35 minutes were the best we've played in a long time

," he said.

"We were in control, but then we lost the ball twice where we shouldn't lose it and didn't react properly. Then it's 2-2 in no time. Their winner comes from a similar situation. We invited the opponent three times and they took their chances.

"Then you're behind and it doesn't get easier when a team is able to just concentrate on defending. In the second half, we had a bit of bad luck here and there.

"They were individual mistakes, but you can still position yourself better beforehand so that these ball losses are not so devastating. We are conceding too many goals against at the moment."

Hofmann now has six goals from 14 goals in all competitions and the winger felt Marco Rose's side exploited Bayern's high defensive line superbly.

"We're over the moon. It was a tough fight. After going 2-0 down, I'm sure many didn't expect us to be able to turn it around. We scored the first two goals exactly as we had imagined.

"Bayern defended with a very high line, so we had to get behind the back four. We did that very well. We had a hard time at the start, but we got into the game more and more.

"It was great that we took the lead right after the break. In the end, it was a tough battle defending that all. That's part of it, especially against Bayern."

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