Thomas Tuchel on Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich Secure Vital Draw at Emirates, Tuchel Pleased with Response

Bayern Munich have successfully stolen a point from the visit to Emirates in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Arsenal. This could be advantageous for the Bavarian-based in the second half as they would play in front of their own crowd at Allianz Arena for the second leg clash. 

Thomas Tuchel is happy with the result

The manager Thomas Tuchel is happy that his players are delivering a strong mentality after a shocking defeat to Heidenheim last week. The former Chelsea gaffer even mentioned Bayern could have won the game if some chances were not wasted in the process. 

“I’m pleased with the result,” Tuchel said via Bayern’s official website. “We could have won. We had another huge chance through Kingsley Coman at the end there. It was difficult, they’re an extremely good opponent. 

“We knew we had to play better than in Heidenheim and we did that. It was crucial we did that here. We got a draw, so what is required of us is clear. The winner of the next leg advances. We’re playing at home and we need the same atmosphere then as today from the Arsenal fans. We need the same passion and commitment we showed today next week.”

Harry Kane expects Bayern to go step by step

Bayern conceded first after Bukayo Saka struck the ball into Manuel Neuer’s net but came back and took the lead from Serge Gnabry and Harry Kane’s goal. The latter has just recorded a milestone after scoring six goals against Arsenal at the Emirates, making him the most-scoring visiting player to do so. 

Kane is setting his eyes on Wembley, the final venue, after the game. But the former Tottenham Hotspur forward is also aware of the challenges that Bayern have to face along the way.

“We had to show passion and we did that,” Kane said. “It was an intense game and not an easy one. Arsenal are top of the Premier League. It’s a good result and I hope we can progress next week. 

Maybe the fans at home can make the difference. The Wembley dream is still there. We’ve taken a small step, but we have a big game ahead of us next week. Wembley is something special for me, of course. But there’s still a long way to go.”

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