Despite losing at home to Real Madrid and having goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as their best player, at Bayern they seem convinced that in Madrid they will have their chance to turn things around, and qualify for the Champions League semifinals themselves.
We are still alive, we are not dead. Real Madrid have better chances now, but we still have a chance, too. And we will play with everything we have
Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti told reporters after last night’s game, lamenting the fact that his team didn’t take bigger advantage of their good first half.
We controlled the match during the first half but we were lacking efficiency. Also, we were not that lucky. Having 10 players of course made it more difficult, but we did okay
the Italian coach said, referring to the dismissal of Javi Martinez who saw two yellow cards in a matter of a few minutes for two fouls on Cristiano Ronaldo.
As for Bayern’s… saviour last night, Manuel Neuer, he too seemed optimistic that they can perform a little football miracle and beat Real in Madrid, a win that has to be bigger than a simple 1-0.
We believe we can do it. We were the better team in the first half and it could have been two or three-nil
the German goalkeeper told ZDF.