Javi Martinez has lamented Bayern Munich’s failure to cope with Real Madrid’s counter-attacks after losing the Champions League semi-final.
Madrid took a 4-0 win from the Allianz Arena to seal a 5-0 aggregate triumph and book their place in Lisbon. Either Chelsea or Atletico Madrid will be the opposition.
According to AS, Martinez told Canal+ after the final whistle that it was Madrid’s speed on the break that was the decisive factor.
“We failed to control the counter-attacks,” Martinez said.
“Their first two goals were set-pieces but they created a lot of danger on the break and we’ve been overmatched.”
Martinez added that Bayern still had a trophy to play for – the German Cup – and wanted to end the season on a positive note.
“We still have a trophy at stake. We have to get up,” the Spain international continued.
“We have been hungry and we wanted to win every title. This is football and today we’ve lost but we have to continue to rely on this team.”