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‘We want to finish second’ – Nagelsmann concedes title to Bayern

Sun 04 April 2021 | 6:13

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has given up hope of winning the Bundesliga title this season after a 1-0 defeat to the defending champions on Saturday.

Leipzig

were the better team and had the chance to close the gap to league leaders

Bayern Munich

to one point but

Leon Goretzka

's first-half goal was enough to give Bundesliga leaders a crucial 1-0 victory on Saturday, as they opened up a seven-point lead at the top and edged closer to a ninth-straight league crown.

"It’s not a goal we should be conceding, but we still played very well,"

Nagelsmann told 

Sky Germany

 after the game

.

"We pushed Bayern deep into their own half at various stages, but not for the first time this season we didn’t score. We have to learn from that.

"It’d help if we had a proper goal-getter, but we don’t. We were the better side, but have to make more of our chances. Now we have to let it sink in and get on with it.

"If the season goes as expected, Bayern will be champions. We want to finish second."

Leipzig captain

Marcel Sabitzer

agreed with his manager, saying:

"We only have ourselves to blame for that. First we have to digest what happened. We want to finish second, and reach the German Cup final."


source: SportMob