Max Eberl, sports director of the German football team Leipzig, gave an honest assessment of his team’s great loss – 0 – 7 against Manchester City on Tuesday, which is the largest defeat suffered by a German team in the history of the Champions League.
Leipzig tied 1-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 last month, but the team’s chances quickly evaporated, after Erling Haaland scored early, who trained under Leipzig coach Marco Rose in Borussia Dortmund.
“In the end, we lost face a little bit here,” Eberle told reporters. It shouldn’t have ended this way, the players are much better than they look. Bottom line is we deserve out, we didn’t stand a chance. You simply have to say this.
Rose did not want to talk about the controversial penalty kick that was awarded at the start of the match due to a handball on Benjamin Henriques, which paved the way for Manchester City and Haaland.
Rose said: It is not the time to look for excuses, City deserved to win, even without the wrong decisions. We didn’t have any playing rhythm.